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  1. Elke Brendel (2014). Contextualism, Relativism, and the Semantics of Knowledge Ascriptions. Philosophical Studies 168 (1):101-117.
    It is argued that neither contextualism nor relativism can provide a satisfying semantics of knowledge ascriptions. According to contextualism, the truth conditions of knowledge ascriptions of the form “S knows that p” vary with the epistemic standards operative in the contexts of utterance. These epistemic standards are determined, in particular, by the speaker’s stakes with regard to p or the consideration of error-possibilities. It is shown that the absolute concept of utterance truth together with a knowledge rule of assertion lead (...)
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  2. Barbara Abbott, Manuel Bremer, Elke Brendel, Sarah-Jane Conrad, Cathrine Fabricius Hansen & Manuel García-Carpintero (2011). Contributors to This Volume. In Elke Brendel (ed.), Understanding Quotation. De Gruyter Mouton.
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  3. Elke Brendel (ed.) (2011). Understanding Quotation. De Gruyter Mouton.
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  4. Elke Brendel, Jörg Meibauer & Markus Steinbach (2011). Exploring the Meaning of Quotation. In , Understanding Quotation. De Gruyter Mouton. 133.
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  5. Elke Brendel (2009). Truth and Weak Knowledge in Goldman's Veritistic Social Epistemology. Grazer Philosophische Studien 79 (1):3-17.
    Goldman's project of a veritistic social epistemology is based on a descriptive-success account of truth and a weak notion of knowledge as mere true belief. It is argued that, contrary to Goldman's opinion, pragmatism and social constructivism are not necessarily ruled out by the descriptive-success account of truth. Furthermore, it is shown that it appears to be questionable whether Goldman has succeeded to show that there is a weak notion of knowledge. But even if such a weak notion of knowledge (...)
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  6. Elke Brendel (2007). Die Autonomie der Syllogistik. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 55 (1):145-149.
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  7. Elke Brendel (2007). Self-Referential Arguments in Philosophy. Grazer Philosophische Studien 74 (1):177-197.
    The paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of arguments of proper self-reference, arguments of self-application and arguments of iterative application. A formalization of the underlying logical structure of these arguments helps to identify the implicit premises on which these arguments rest. If the premises are plausible, the conclusions reached by these arguments must be taken seriously. In particular, all the types of argument discussed, when sound, show that certain theories that purport to be universally applicable are not tenable. The argumentative (...)
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  8. Elke Brendel (2005). Thomas Grundmanns Verteidigung Des Erkenntnistheoretischen Externalismus. Grazer Philosophische Studien 68 (1):201-211.
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  9. Elke Brendel (2005). Why Contextualists Cannot Know They Are Right: Self-Refuting Implications of Contextualism. [REVIEW] Acta Analytica 20 (2):38-55.
    Conversational contextualism in epistemology is characterized by four main theses: 1. the indexicality of knowledge claims thesis; 2. the attributor contextualism thesis; 3. the conversational contextualism thesis, and 4. the main thesis of contextualism according to which a knowledge claim can be true in one context and false in another context in which more stringent standards for knowledge are operant. It is argued that these theses taken together generate problems for contextualism. In particular, it is shown that there is no (...)
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  10. Elke Brendel (2004). Intuition Pumps and the Proper Use of Thought Experiments. Dialectica 58 (1):89–108.
    I begin with an explication of "thought experiment". I then clarify the role that intuitions play in thought experiments by addressing two important issues: (1) the informativeness of thought experiments and (2) the legitimacy of the method of thought experiments in philosophy and the natural sciences. I defend a naturalistic account of intuitions that provides a plausible explanation of the informativeness of thought experiments, which, in turn, allows thought experiments to be reconstructed as arguments. I also specify criteria for distinguishing (...)
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  11. Elke Brendel & Christoph Jäger (2004). Contextualist Approaches to Epistemology: Problems and Prospects. Erkenntnis 61 (2-3):143 - 172.
    In this paper we survey some main arguments for and against epistemological contextualism. We distinguish and discuss various kinds of contextualism, such as attributer contextualism (the most influential version of which is semantic, conversational, or radical contextualism); indexicalism; proto-contextualism; Wittgensteinian contextualism; subject, inferential, or issue contextualism; epistemic contextualism; and virtue contextualism. Starting with a sketch of Dretskes Relevant Alternatives Theory and Nozicks Tracking Account of Knowledge, we reconstruct the history of various forms of contextualism and the ways contextualists try to (...)
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  12. Elke Brendel & Christoph Jäger (eds.) (2004). Contextualisms in Epistemology.
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  13. Elke Brendel (2003). Pompas de intuición y el uso adecuado de los experimentos mentales. Ideas Y Valores 123:3-23.
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  14. Elke Brendel (2001). Allwissenheit Und ``Offenes Philosophieren''. Erkenntnis 54 (1):7-16.
    As a result of his studies in metalogicEssler became convincedthat an absolute fixed totality of alltruths and a final metalanguage doesnot exist. Taking this result into account,it is shown that the usualabsolute concept of omniscience isuntenable. From this it can be concludedthat definitions of knowledge whichappeal to such a concept of omnisciencelead to serious problems.
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  15. Elke Brendel & Rainer Trapp (2001). Vorwort. Erkenntnis 54 (1):3-5.
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  16. Elke Brendel (1999). Coherence Theory of Knowledge: A Gradational Account. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 50 (2-3):293-307.
    A satisfactory theory of knowledge in which the shortcomings of a pure externalist account are avoided and in which the Gettier problem is solved should consist in a combination of externalist and internalist components. The internalist component should guarantee that the epistemic subject has cognitive access to the justifying grounds of her belief. And the externalist component should guarantee that the justification of her belief does not depend on any false statement. Keith Lehrer's coherence theory of knowledge as undefeated justification (...)
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  17. Elke Brendel & Max Urchs (1994). Die Wahrheit uber den Lugner. Eine philosophisch-logische Analyse der Antinomie des Luigners. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 25 (2):337-338.
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  18. Elke Brendel (1993). Das Wissen von Holmes und Watson. Grazer Philosophische Studien 45:89-103.
    C.Z. Elgins Argumente zur Unbrauchbarkeit des Wissensbegriffes für epistemologische Untersuchungen und die damit begründete Ersetzung des Wissensdurch den Verstehensbegriff werden anhand einer Analyse der Funktion von Begriffsexplikationen zur Bildung wahrer gerechtfertigter Überzeugungen zurückgewiesen. Die Verwendung grober Begriffskategorien, die mit einer Reduktion der Irrtumsmöglichkeit und somit einer leichten Bildung vieler gerechtfertigter Überzeugungen einhergeht, erweist sich nur vordergründig als epistemischer Vorteil für die Laien, da die so gewonnenen Uberzeugungen kognitiv weniger gehaltvoll sind, Experten aber neben den feineren gewöhnlich auch über die groben (...)
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  19. Elke Brendel (1993). Partial Worlds and Paradox. Erkenntnis 39 (2):191 - 208.
    Since universal language systems are confronted with serious paradoxical consequences, a semantic approach is developed in whichpartial worlds form the ontological basis. This approach shares withsituation semantics the basic idea that statements always refer to certain partial worlds, and it agrees with the extensional and model-theoretic character ofpossible worlds semantics. Within the framework of the partial worlds conception a satisfactory solution to theLiar paradox can be formulated. In particular, one advantage of this approach over those theories that are based on (...)
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  20. Matthias Varga von Kibéd & Elke Brendel (1991). The Liar. Grazer Philosophische Studien 39:165-194.
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  21. Elke Brendel (1986). Bemerkung Zu R. Schüßlers 'Super-Lügner'. Erkenntnis 24 (3):397 - 398.
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  22. Elke Brendel (1986). Bemerkung zu R. Sch��lers ?Super-L�gner? Erkenntnis 24 (3).
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