Sensitivity, Safety, and Closure

Acta Analytica 27 (4):367-381 (2012)
Abstract
It is widely thought that if knowledge requires sensitivity, knowledge is not closed because sensitivity is not closed. This paper argues that there is no valid argument from sensitivity failure to non-closure of knowledge. Sensitivity does not imply non-closure of knowledge. Closure considerations cannot be used to adjudicate between safety and sensitivity accounts of knowledge.
Keywords Epistemic closure  Knowledge  Sensitivity  Safety  Skepticism  Competent deduction  Robert Nozick
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-011-0137-x
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