Synthese 192 (8):2513-2534 (2015)

This study provides a critical appraisal of Duncan Pritchard’s argument to the effect that ability to preserve certain eminently plausible transmission and/or closure principles for knowledge serves as a powerful adequacy test on alternative accounts of so-called Wittgensteinian certainties or hinge commitments. I argue that Pritchard fails to establish this claim—the transmission test does not favour his favourite conception over alternative conceptions premised on the idea that hinge commitments are not supportable via evidential-cognitive routes.
Keywords Knowledge  Warrant  Transmission  Hinge-readings   Hinge commitments  Closure
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0664-x
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