Volume 10, Issue 4, 2019
Knowledge Doesn’t Require Epistemic Certainty
A Reply to Mizrahi
In a recent discussion note in this journal, Moti Mizrahi offers us the following argument for the conclusion that knowledge requires epistemic certainty:
1) If S knows that p on the grounds that e, then p cannot be false given e.
2) If p cannot be false given e, then e makes p epistemically certain.
3) Therefore, if S knows that p on the grounds that e, then e makes p epistemically certain.
I’ll argue that (2) of Mizrahi’s argument is false, and so, Mizrahi’s argument is unsound.