Contextualism and the knowledge norm of assertion

Analysis 72 (3):491-498 (2012)
Keith DeRose has argued that ‘the knowledge account of assertion – according to which what one is in a position to assert is what one knows – ... provides a ... powerful positive argument in favor of contextualism’ (2009: 80). The truth is that it yields a powerful argument against contextualism, at least against its most popular, anti-sceptical versions. The following argument shows that, if we conjoin (such versions of) epistemic contextualism with an appropriate meta-linguistic formulation of the knowledge account of assertion, contextualism cannot coherently be stated
Keywords contextualism  norms of assertion  warranted assertibility  skepticism  scepticism  Keith DeRose  Stewart Cohen  facitivity problem  invariantism
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ans074
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