THE PROBLEM OF TRUTH IN THE CLASSICAL ANALYSIS OF KNOWLEDGE by Filip V. Rossi

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Author: Filip V. Rossi

Abstract. In this article I propose a new problem for the classical analysis of
knowledge (as justified true belief) and all analyses belonging to its legacy. The gist
of my argument is that truth as a condition for a belief to be knowledge is
problematic insofar there is no definition of truth. From this, and other remarks
relating to the possibility of defining truth (or lack thereof) and about what truth
theories fit our thoughts about knowledge, I conclude that as long as truth is
unquestioningly taken as a condition of knowing, knowledge can never be
defined in a way that could satisfy our intuitions about it.

Keywords: knowledge, truth, pseudo-concept, definition, correspondence theory, intuition

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