Anti-luck epistemology and the Gettier problem

Duncan Pritchard*

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A certain construal of the Gettier problem is offered, according to which this problem concerns the task of identifying the anti-luck condition on knowledge. A methodology for approaching this construal of the Gettier problem—anti-luck epistemology—is set out, and the utility of such a methodology is demonstrated. It is argued that a range of superficially distinct cases which are meant to pose problems for anti-luck epistemology are in fact related in significant ways. It is claimed that with these cases properly understood, anti-luck epistemology is able to offer a suitable diagnosis of them which doesn’t threaten the necessity of the anti-luck condition for knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-111
Number of pages19
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • anti-luck epistemology
  • epistemic luck
  • epistemology
  • gettier
  • knowledge
  • lotteries
  • safety
  • sensitivity


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