Justified true belief

True story (not mine; someone else’s): My friend, N, and I walk through the philosophy dept and finally find our professor sitting in an office. N looks around and says “Wow! You sure have a lot of books.”

Without even a second’s pause the professor says “That’s an excellent example of why justified, true belief is not knowledge. You obviously believe I have a lot of books. And you are justified in thinking so since I’m a college professor. And it is indeed true that I have a lot of books. However, this is not my office.”

Only people who have read any philosophy will find this funny. :-)


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