Contextualisms in Epistemology by Elke Brendel,Christoph Jäger

By Elke Brendel,Christoph Jäger

Contextualism has turn into one of many major paradigms in modern epistemology. in response to this view, there's no context-independent ordinary of information, and for this reason, all wisdom ascriptions are context-sensitive. Contextualists contend that their account this research permits us to unravel a few significant epistemological difficulties comparable to skeptical paradoxes and the lottery paradox, and that it is helping us clarify quite a few different linguistic info approximately wisdom ascriptions. the obvious ease with which contextualism turns out to resolve quite a few epistemological quandaries has encouraged the burgeoning curiosity in it. This finished anthology collects twenty unique essays and significant commentaries on assorted facets of contextualism, written by way of top philosophers at the subject. The editors’ creation sketches the historic improvement of the contextualist circulation and gives a survey and research of its arguments and significant positions. The papers discover, inter alia, the important difficulties and customers of semantic (or conversational) contextualism and its major substitute methods akin to inferential (or factor) contextualism, epistemic contextualism, and advantage contextualism. additionally they examine the connections among contextualism and epistemic particularism, and among contextualism and balance money owed of knowledge.

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