Acta Analytica 27 (4):367-381 (2012)

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Sven Bernecker
University of Cologne
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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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