JTB or Justified True Belief

By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Knowledge can be described as “justified true belief.” It has to do with when one has proved or disproved a theory and created a hypothesis.  Often to arrive at knowledge and distinguish from belief one would use interviews and surveys to gather data and “peel away” to reveal the truth. For example journalists are careful with their language describing what they “believe” or what they “know.” Knowledge has to do with empiricism.

DeRose, K. (2005). What is Epistemology? A brief introduction to the topic. New Haven, CT: Campuspress, Yale University.

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