2003) or heavyweight (in 2005). A set of jar-ish experiences can constitute a conclusive reason for believing jar, a jar of cookies is in front. Dretske argued (2003, 2005) that we should expect K failure because none of the modes of gaining, preserving or extending knowledge are individually closed. Second, theorists have defended some of these modes closure principles, such as PC, IC and.

It is argued that a consequence of the failure of these. Southern Journal of Philosophy.

Why say SI underwrites K? Some theorists distinguish between something they call single premise and something they call multiple-premise closure. Since this would be impossible if K were correct, K must be false. The same difficulty is sometimes discussed under the heading problem of easy knowledge, since some theorists (Cohen 2002) believe that certain things are difficult to know, in the sense that they cannot be known by deduction from banal knowledge. Should we also reject J? As for lottery propositions: several theorists suggest that we do not in fact know that they are true because knowing them requires believing them because of something that establishes their truth, and we (normally) cannot establish the truth of lottery propositions. Rejecting knowledge closure is therefore the key to resolving skepticism. But there is a growing body of work that breaks with tradition and defends some forms of epistemic circularity (this work is heavily criticized, in turn, on the grounds that it is open to versions of traditional objections). Dretske suggested another reason for ruling out knowledge of limiting/elusive claims.

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