These look promising

There are two ways you can go about introducing yourself to epistemology, as I see it.

The first way is to familiarize yourself with some of the most influential texts in epistemology. If I had to teach a course in epistemology to new students, this is the way I'd go about it.

Gettier's 'Is knowledge justified true belief?' is one such text. It is very short and very readable. Here is a pdf: http://fitelson.org/proseminar/gettier.pdf

Here is the Wikipedia page on the problem that is introduced by Gettier in that article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettier_problem You'll notice that the Wikipedia page is considerably longer than the article!

G.E. Moore's Proof of an External World is another such text: http://selfpace.uconn.edu/class/ana/MooreProof.pdf

Here is the Wikipedia page on the argument for which Moore is famous (in epistemology, anyway) and which is contained in that text: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_is_one_hand

The problem with this approach, in my opinion, is that you might not get much out of it. Well, maybe you would —- but I wouldn't. If you cannot put the Gettier problem in context, it might still be intelligible, but it is less obvious why it is so cool.

For this reason, I recommend that you first read this (quite short and accessible) pdf on the history of epistemology. It is entitled "The History of Epistemology." I am confident you'll enjoy it! The "further reading" section at the end of the document is really instructive, too.


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