David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Explorations 4 (1):2 – 16 (2001)
This paper responds to Stroud's important The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism. The author defends a view in which statements in a natural language have truth-evaluable content only in concrete contexts. It is argued that just what counts as a concrete possibility that must be defeated before one can say that one knows something is a highly context-sensitive matter, and that Stroud's alternative to this context-sensitive account of the way the verb "know" functions seems to be either a semantics in which knowledge claims (about the "external world") are trivially logically false or no intelligible semantics at all.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1969/1991). On Certainty (Ed. Anscombe and von Wright). Harper Torchbooks.
David Lewis (1979). Scorekeeping in a Language Game. Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):339--359.
Peter K. Unger (1975/2002). Ignorance: A Case for Scepticism. Oxford University Press.
Stanley Cavell (1979/1999). The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
Martin Montminy (2010). Two Contextualist Fallacies. Synthese 173 (3):317 - 333.
Similar books and articles
Anthony Brueckner (1996). Modest Transcendental Arguments. Philosophical Perspectives 10 (Metaphysics):265-280.
Quassim Cassam (2009). Knowing and Seeing: Responding to Stroud's Dilemma. European Journal of Philosophy 17 (4):571-589.
Barry Stroud (1989). Understanding Human Knowledge in General. In Marjorie Clay & Keith Lehrer (eds.), Knowledge and Skepticism. Westview Press
Barry Stroud (1984). Skepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge. Journal of Philosophy 81 (10):545-551.
Brian Ribeiro (2006). Clarke and Stroud on the Plane-Spotters. Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (1):25-32.
Jonathan Ellis (forthcoming). Stroud's Modest Transcendental Argument. In W. Wong, N. Kolodny & J. Bridges (eds.), The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Essays for Barry Stroud. Oxford University Press
W. Wong, N. Kolodny & J. Bridges (eds.) (2011). The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Essays for Barry Stroud. Oxford University Press.
Barry Stroud (1984). The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism. Oxford University Press.
Barry Stroud (2000). Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press.
Wai-Hung Wong (2011). What the Skeptic Still Can't Learn From How We Use the Word 'Know'. In J. Bridges, N. Kolodny & W. Wong (eds.), The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud. Oxford University Press
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads155 ( #23,298 of 1,796,330 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #282,648 of 1,796,330 )
How can I increase my downloads?