Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth by Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter

By Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter

In epistemology and in philosophy of language there's fierce debate concerning the position of context in wisdom, knowing, and which means. Many modern epistemologists take heavily the thesis that epistemic vocabulary is context-sensitive. This thesis is naturally a semantic declare, so it has introduced epistemologists into touch with paintings on context in semantics by means of philosophers of language. This quantity brings jointly the debates, in a suite of twelve in particular written essays representing the newest paintings by means of prime figures within the fields. All destiny paintings on contextualism will commence here.

Kent Bach, Herman Cappelen, Andy Egan, Michael Glanzberg, John Hawthorne, Ernest Lepore, Peter Ludlow, Peter Pagin, Georg Peter, Paul M. Pietroski, Gerhard Preyer, Jonathan Schaffer, Jason Stanley, Brian Weatherson, Timothy Williamson

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But then Hawthorne’s argument falls apart. To see this, suppose S is in context c’ and H is in context c’’, but H is not aware of the exact context (I’ll consider the case where H is aware in just a bit). S utters (34), which, given contextualist assumptions, will have the logical form given in (34Ã ). (34) I know I have feet (34Ã ) [9s: relevant-to(s,c’)]know(I, [I have feet], s) H then responds by uttering (35), which has the form given in (35Ã ). , H deduces (36), which has the logical form given in (36Ã ).

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At a minimum, there are Wve diVerent ways in which a contextual parameter might be realized within the syntax of knowledge ascriptions. 1 Five Kinds of Contextual Involvement in Linguistic Theory Following are some ways in which contextualism could be reXected in the grammar: (i) The Wrst possibility is that ‘knows’ is a context-sensitive predicate without an L-marked position for standard or degree of knowledge and that knowledge reports have no operators representing standards of knowledge. It could still be the case that ‘knows’ is a context-sensitive predicate.

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