Avoiding the dogmatic commitments of contextualism

Grazer Philosophische Studien 69 (1):165-182 (2005)
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Tim Black
California State University, Northridge
Peter Murphy
University of Indianapolis
Abstract
Epistemological contextualists maintain that the truth-conditions of sentences of the form 'S knows that P' vary according to the context in which they're uttered, where this variation is due to the semantics of 'knows'. Among the linguistic data that have been offered in support of contextualism are several everyday cases. We argue that these cases fail to support contextualism and that they instead support epistemological invariantism—the thesis that the truth-conditions of 'S knows that P' do not vary according to the context of their utterance.
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