Disjunctivism, contextualism and the sceptical aporia

Synthese 171 (3):387 - 397 (2009)
We know things that entail things we apparently cannot come to know. This is a problem for those of us who trust that knowledge is closed under entailment. In the paper I discuss the solutions to this problem offered by epistemic disjunctivism and contextualism. The contention is that neither of these theories has the resources to deal satisfactory with the problem
Keywords Epistemology  Scepticism  Closure  Transmission  Disjunctivism  Contextualism  Knowledge  Evidence
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