Philosophical Studies

, Volume 142, Issue 1, pp 27–42

Knowledge and credit


DOI: 10.1007/s11098-008-9304-3

Cite this article as:
Lackey, J. Philos Stud (2009) 142: 27. doi:10.1007/s11098-008-9304-3


A widely accepted view in recent work in epistemology is that knowledge is a cognitive achievement that is properly creditable to those subjects who possess it. More precisely, according to the Credit View of Knowledge, if S knows that p, then S deserves credit for truly believing that p. In spite of its intuitive appeal and explanatory power, I have elsewhere argued that the Credit View is false. Various responses have been offered to my argument and I here consider each of these objections in turn. I show that none succeeds in undermining my argument and, thus, my original conclusion stands—the Credit View of Knowledge is false.


Knowledge Credit Credit View of Knowledge Testimony Gettier cases 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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