Epistemological Contextualism

Epistemological Contextualism

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Contextualist theories of knowledge have received a lot of attention in the contemporary epistemological literature. The central idea of such theories is that contextual factors play an important role in determining whether a particular knowledge sentence is true or false. Thus, on contextualist theories of knowledge it might be the case that a particular subject knows a proposition in one context but fails to know that same proposition in another context-while the only thing that has changed is the context.
Of the extant contextualist theories of knowledge, attributer contextualism (that is, the type of contextualism that makes the context of the attributer of knowledge crucial in determining whether a subject knows a proposition) has been discussed the most. The papers in the present collection continue this focus on attributer contextualism, and offer a fairly critical treatment of this theory. Nevertheless, a number of papers also outline new types of contextualism. What results is a collection of papers that, though negative towards attributer contextualism, for the most part is sympathetic towards contextualism in general.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 253 pages
  • 150 x 220mm
  • Editions Rodopi B.V.
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9042016272
  • 9789042016279

Table of contents

Martijn BLAAUW: Introduction
Duncan PRITCHARD: Neo-Mooreanism versus Contextualism
Krista LAWLOR: Living without Closure
Patrick RYSIEW: Contesting Contextualism
Jessica BROWN: Comparing Contextualism and Invariantism on the Correctness of Contextualist Intuitions
Adam LEITE: Some Worries for Would-be WAMmers
Martijn BLAAUW: Challenging Contextualism
Rene VAN WOUDENBERG: Contextualism and the Many Senses of Knowledge
Tim BLACK & Peter MURPHY: Avoiding the Dogmatic Commitments of Contextualism
Ram NETA: A Contextualist Solution to the Problem of Easy Knowledge
Igor DOUVEN: A Contextualist Solution to the Gettier Problem
Peter BAUMANN: Varieties of Contextualism: Standards and Descriptions
Jesper KALLESTRUP: Contextualism between Scepticism and Common-Sense
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