Philosophia 41 (1):203-216 (2013)

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Linton Wang
National Chung Cheng University
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The argument from faultless disagreement employed by the relativist purports to show that contextualism falls short of explaining cases of faultless disagreement. The demonstration is intended to give credence to the relativist semantics of epistemic modality expressions. In this paper we present some cases showing that even though cases of faultless disagreement do reveal some intrinsic features of epistemic modality claims, they do not support the relativist semantics. The sophistication of faultless disagreement goes beyond what the relativist semantics can cope with. We also advance an epistemologically oriented proposal to account for faultless disagreement
Keywords Epistemic possibility  Epistemic modality  Faultless disagreement  Relativism  Contextualism  The mix-strategy
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