Erkenntnis 85 (4):757-772 (2020)

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Alexander Dinges
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
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Relativism and contextualism have been suggested as candidate semantics for “knowledge” sentences. I argue that relativism faces a problem concerning the preservation of beliefs in memory. Contextualism has been argued to face a similar problem. I argue that contextualists, unlike relativists, can respond to the concern. The overall upshot is that contextualism is superior to relativism in at least one important respect.
Keywords epistemic relativism  preservationism  memory
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