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    Coherentism In Philosophy

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    Coherentism has not gained much recognition throughout the history of philosophy. According to the traditional definition of knowledge, knowledge is Justified True Belief. Hence, one must first justify their belief before they can acquire any knowledge. Since most of the time the beliefs we assume we have justified and are justified based on other belief. Consequently, this promotes the concept of regress argument where the philosophers are on the quest to truly justify a belief thus we can know for sure that we have knowledge. Coherentist attempts to solve the regress problem by suggesting a system of beliefs where the justification is done by referring to other beliefs within the relevant justified system. In this essay, I will focus on the…

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    Solving the Gettier Problem American philosopher Edmund L. Gettier challenges the way knowledge is analyzed in his famous 1963 paper “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?” Gettier writes two cases in his paper, which illustrate that knowledge is more than just true belief and justification. As a side note: when I refer to the term “justification,” readers should know that justification is different from one person to another. Also, justification can change throughout time (Mason, “D. Knowledge…

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    The standard analysis of knowledge is the Tripartite Theory (or, JTB, for short). This theory defines knowledge as ‘justified true belief’: S knows that P if and only if (i) P is true, (ii) S believes that P, and (iii) S is justified in believing that P. Each of these three conditions (truth, belief, and justification) is necessary for knowledge, and altogether they are jointly sufficient for having knowledge. As a counter to JTB, Edmund Gettier posed a serious challenge when he introduced…

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    Porsche. So in the grand scheme all previous knowledge of Smith and their car is abolished, but since there is no grand record keeper of all knowledge at all times the argument seems moot to the task it is trying to achieve. In that moment Pete has knowledge at an intimate level that Smith has a Ford, Smith, and a third party has knowledge that Smith has a Porsche. All of this knowledge is true knowledge. At the moment that knowledge changes for an individual is when that knowledge is part of…

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    then it follows that our disposition in arriving at true knowledge is truth-driven. Zagzebski defines knowledge as, “cognitive contact with reality arising out of acts of intellectual virtue.” Arriving to moral and intellectual virtues is based on circumstance and motivation. Virtues are properties that add to the characteristics of a person. Virtuous motivation that results with an act can result from epistemic motives. The motivational component of the act must entail the virtue for it to be…

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    how these concepts will affect the way that I will teacher. Personally, I have learned a lot through this class this semester but I have not experienced any conceptual change. I believe that I am currently in the pre-dissatisfaction and dissatisfaction stages of the concepts discussed. My concepts have not changed, they have just been reinforced. I enjoyed and could relate to the Zirbel article that discussed concept changed. This is the first time I have experienced this when reading an article…

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    Kant's Theory Of Causation

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    Kant attributes Hume as his inspiration to the critique of pure reason as Hume’s work motivated him to prove Hume wrong. Specifically, Kant worked against Hume’s concept of causation. Where Hume found no necessity in causation nor of causation, Kant found causation necessary in both senses- otherwise no one would be able to navigate the world. However, Kant’s critique of Hume is much more general than causation, Kant through causation is asserting the existence of synthetic a priori judgements.…

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    Environmental uncertainty deals with all kinds of hazards that are unpredictable—Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Japan, and so forth. 11.What technique would managers use when seeking to detect big trends and changing market conditions? A. B. Benchmarking Formal planning C. D. Contingency planning Environmental scanning Correct! Environmental scanning detects trends in the market. Some of the data collected might be competitor intelligence—to help anticipate what competitors are…

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    because our communicating style through the phone is not a synchronous process, I do not get to hear from him whenever I want to. We have to put in more effort and money if we want to see each other in person. Our communicating is not frequent due to proximity. Another concept to help illustrate my theory is interpersonal media. To communicate, we have to use media because we do not currently live in the same state. It is interpersonal communicating because it is between two people. The media,…

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    Mere Definition Essay

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    In the article, The Role of Definition, the author discusses how a mere definition can affect the way a student will interpret information. A definition can contain concepts that are difficult to understand and will hamper a student’s ability to learn. As math in the classroom progresses, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends that the students create their own definitions of for mathematical terminology with the modification from a teacher. This is done to get the student to…

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