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The Case for Contextualism
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The Case for Contextualism: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Vol. 1

Keith DeRose

Abstract

Contextualism is the view that the epistemic standards that a subject must meet in order for a sentence attributing knowledge to her to be true vary according to the contexts in which those sentences are uttered. This book argues that contextualism is true and is superior to its rival, invariantism, in both of the latter's main forms: classical invariantism and subject-sensitive invariantism. Chapter 2 presents the main argument for contextualism: the argument from the ordinary usage of ‘know(s)’. Chapter 3 utilizes the knowledge account of assertion both to answer the most important objection ... More

Keywords: contextualism, invariantism, knowledge, subject-sensitive invariantism, classical invariantism, assertion, warranted assertability, skepticism, disagreement, intellectualism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199564460
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564460.001.0001

Authors

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Keith DeRose, author
Yale University
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