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Pollock's gas chamber, philosophy: is a thought experiment by J.L. Pollock. A toxic green gas is introduced from time to time into a closed test setup. For protection, a sign is attached which is visible through a window in the door "Do not enter if this sign discolors to green”. If there is a lot of gas, however, the sign is no longer visible. For this reason, a monitor is attached to the outside in connection with a camera inside. This monitor is unfortunately only in black and white ... Variant) a green colored color monitor is brought by the caretaker in accordance with its black and white memory of the sign. (See W. Poundstone, “Labyrinths of Reason”, 1988). See also reliability, reliability theory, causal theory of knowledge, knowledge, justification.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
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Poundstone, W. Pollock’s Gas Chamber   Poundstone, W.

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