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Respond to one of these prompts and be clear about which one you are referring to:


PROMPT #1: PARADOX OF ANALYSIS. Analyze the concept of philosophical (conceptual) analysis. Is every concept in need of analysis or are there some concepts that are self-evident or self-explanatory? Explain your answer. 


PROMPT #2: GETTIER PROBLEM. Come up with your own Gettier example. Construct your own version of a fake barn example. Can you think of a Gettier cases for know-how?


PROMPT #3: ANALYSIS OF KNOWLEDGE. You may suspect that virtually every analysis of the concept of knowledge depends on an appeal to certain intuitions, but that there always seems to be some other intuition to serve as a counterexample to any given analysis. What does this tell us about the concept of knowledge? Is it reasonable to expect that theorists of knowledge will ever come up with the correct analysis of the concept of knowledge or is it impossible to define “knowledge”? Explain your answer.


PROMPT #4: JUSTIFICATION PRINCIPLE: Construct a counterexample to the "justification principle" that figures in the knowledge version of Moore's paradox: if one is justified in believing that p and one knows that one believes that p, then one is justified in believing that one knows that p.


PROMPT #5: NORM OF ASSERTION: Construct a counterexample to the "justification as norm of assertion principle" that figures in the knowledge version of Moore's paradox: assert that p only if you are justified in believing that p.

And please also provide critical feedback to these two people's posts.


PERSON 1:(i will post later)

PROMPT #2: GETTIER PROBLEM

My mom is in the living room thinking if I'm studying right now. While the maid is cleaning the living room, she tells her that she just saw me studying really hard. Despite my mom believing the maid, she still passes by the study room just to assure herself that I was studying. She was quickly convinced that I was, since the math tutorial video was playing loudly from the study room. She walks away happy and proud. The maid comes back to my room after a while to water the plants in my room. She sees me studying still. I've been studying hard the whole time, but, in my room. Obviously, this entire time, my mom thought it was me studying in the study room, however, it was my dad looking for some math tutorial videos for me to help me with my math. The question is, even though the whole time I was studying, was what my mom thought a truth that I was studying?


PERSON 2:(post later)

PROMPT #2: GETTIER PROBLEM 

Tony is tied to a chair that is in the center of a dark room.  Because of his condition, he is not able to move, but about 9 feet diagonally in front of him, he sees a lighted candle. Since he does see the candle in front and smell a burning candle, Tony believes that there is a candle. In fact, there was indeed the candle; however, what Tony saw was actually the reflection of the candle which was at diagonally backward from him. 



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