The Definition of Knowledge


How should propositional knowledge be defined? (25 marks)

This question is asking you to discuss the various definitions of knowledge (e.g. justified true belief, reliabilism, virtue epistemology) and argue that either one particular definition is the correct one or that all the definitions fail.

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An A* grade example answer to a 25 mark question on the definition of knowledge. This document also includes a bullet-point essay plan to help students understand how to structure their essays for maximum marks.

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