Teenagers are at the perfect age to start holding strong beliefs and opinions—and to explore whether those beliefs are the same as having knowledge. A short video analysis of Edmund Gettier's paper "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?" inspires pupils to consider whether observational skills and beliefs are the same as actually knowing something.
- Connect to a lesson on media literacy and discerning bias in the news
- Have learners participate in a philosophical experiment in which they test out observational skills and compare them to prior or new knowledge
- Assign the video for homework so class members can come to class prepared to discuss the main points
- Find the full analysis at the publisher's website
- Comment section is open to the public
- Discusses the Gettier problem in an understandable way
- Short length makes the video a versatile classroom resource