Weighing Solutions to the Lottery Puzzle

Stance 3:25-32 (2010)
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Mark Bowker
University College Dublin
Abstract
The lottery puzzle can elicit strong intuitions in favour of skepticism, according to which we ordinary language-users speak falsely about knowledge with shocking regularity. Various contextualist and invariantist responses to the puzzle attempt to avoid this unwelcome result and preserve the competence of ordinary speakers. I will argue that these solutions can be successful only if they respect intuitions of a certain kind, and proceed to judge competing solutions by this criterion
Keywords Lottery puzzle  Intutions  Contextualism  Invariantism
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ISBN(s) 1943-1880
DOI 10.5840/stance201034
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