, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 321–334 | Cite as

Yes, Safety is in Danger

  • Tomas Bogardus
  • Chad Marxen


In an essay recently published in this journal (“Is Safety in Danger?”), Fernando Broncano-Berrocal defends the safety condition on knowledge from a counterexample proposed by Tomas Bogardus (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2012). In this paper, we will define the safety condition, briefly explain the proposed counterexample, and outline Broncano-Berrocal’s defense of the safety condition. We will then raise four objections to Broncano-Berrocal’s defense, four implausible implications of his central claim. In the end, we conclude that Broncano-Berrocal’s defense of the safety condition is unsuccessful, and that the safety condition on knowledge should be rejected.


Methods of belief formation Bogardus Knowledge Safety Epistemic luck 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyPepperdine UniversityMalibuUSA

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