In this post, I pose some questions for those who take knowledge to be justified true belief. I am treating them as rhetorical questions, so that I don’t actually expect any answers. I doubt that there are any good answers that are consistent with the JTB characterization of knowledge. However, I welcome comments on the questions.
- If epistemology provides a useful account of knowledge, why is it that many scientists find it useless?
- Why do scientists find mathematics to be of great value, while epistemology has difficulty accounting for mathematical knowledge?
- Why are television programs such as “Sesame Street” considered by many to be of educational value, when they are entirely fictional and therefore have no true beliefs?