Toward a Better Epistemology: Why Do We Care About What We Know?

A reaction to the ‘Gettier problem’

Abstract digital art by Tucker Lieberman. It began as a close-up photograph of striped carpet.

Why should we assume, with Socrates, that it is useful or even possible to give one single account of the many instances of knowledge? Why should we expect that each instance of knowledge is a branch off the main tree of Knowledge? What if, instead, each instance of knowledge is loosely bound to…