Presentation Title

Yes, Safety is in Danger

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Philosophy, Rernando Broncano Berrocal, safety condition, danger, Bogardus

Department

Philosophy

Major

Philosophy

Abstract

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 (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.

Faculty Mentor

Tomas Bogardus

Funding Source or Research Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Presentation Session

Session D

Location

Rockwell Academic Center 175

Start Date

21-3-2014 4:00 PM

Included in

Philosophy Commons

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Mar 21st, 4:00 PM

Yes, Safety is in Danger

Rockwell Academic Center 175

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 (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.