Philosophical Studies 168 (2):491-543 (2014)

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Zoltan Szabo
Yale University
Jonathan Schaffer
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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Knowledge ascriptions seem context sensitive. Yet it is widely thought that epistemic contextualism does not have a plausible semantic implementation. We aim to overcome this concern by articulating and defending an explicit contextualist semantics for ‘know,’ which integrates a fairly orthodox contextualist conception of knowledge as the elimination of the relevant alternatives, with a fairly orthodox “Amherst” semantics for A-quantification over a contextually variable domain of situations. Whatever problems epistemic contextualism might face, lack of an orthodox semantic implementation is not among them.
Keywords Epistemic contextualism  Knowledge  Semantics  Context
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