Goldman, A Causal Theory Of Knowing
(on blackboard and in the coursepack)
1. What are the three conditions given by the traditional account of knowledge? Do you agree that they are all necesscary?
2. Does Giettier think the traditional account is a complete account?
3. Why/why not? (Harder optional question: try to think of your own Giettier style example)
4. Does Goldman agree that something is missing from the traditional anyalsis?
5. If yes, what does he think that thing is? If no, why not?
6. What is the lava example on pg 361? Is it a case of knowldege? Is there a causal connection between p and the belief that p in this case?
7. Is inference a causal connection?
8. Is there a causal connection between 2+2=4 and my belief that it is so?
9. Is there a causal connection between 'all men are mortal' and my belief that it is so? (NB I havent percieved *all* men, nor has anyone else)