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Knowledge and Practical Interests$
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Jason Stanley

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288038

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199288038.001.0001

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Knowledge Ascriptions and Context‐Sensitivity

Knowledge Ascriptions and Context‐Sensitivity

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(p.47) 3 Knowledge Ascriptions and Context‐Sensitivity
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DOI:10.1093/0199288038.003.0004

This chapter considers a range of context-dependent constructions, and concludes that there are sufficiently significant disanalogies between all of them and the behavior of epistemic predicates such as ‘know that the bank is open’ to cast doubt upon contextualism in epistemology. It is argued that even if knowledge ascriptions were context-sensitive, this fact about them would not have the explanatory value accorded to it by the contextualist.

Keywords:   quantifier domain restriction, modals, indexicals, Lewis, DeRose, Cohen

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