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Contextualising Knowledge: Epistemology and Semantics

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa


Contextualising Knowledge defends a contextualist semantics to knowledge ascriptions, and integrates it into a detailed discussion of the theoretical significance of knowledge. Ichikawa develops a kind of relevant alternatives contextualism, suggesting that which possibilities a subject must rule out in order to count as “knowing” vary according to the speaker’s conversational context, and uses it to consider the prospects for central theoretical roles for knowledge. Contextualism and the “knowledge first” program are rarely treated together, and sometimes argued to stand in significant tensio ... More

Keywords: knowledge, contextualism, epistemology, foundationalism, counterfactual conditionals, justification, evidence, practical reasoning, assertion, belief

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199682706
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199682706.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, author
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

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