Analysis 61 (2):97–107 (2001)
|Abstract||1. Contextualism seeks to acknowledge the power of sceptical arguments while permitting to be true at least some of the assertions of knowledge and justiﬁcation we commonly make. It seems to me now just as if I am in an ofﬁce in Edinburgh. According to the sceptic the claim that I am in fact in an ofﬁce in Edinburgh is unjustiﬁed, since there is no reason I can give for this belief that is not also consistent with (or undermined by) the alternative hypothesis that I am in fact on a beach in Hawaii being deceived by an evil demon into thinking that I am in an ofﬁce in Edinburgh. Yet if I were..|
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