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A Companion to Epistemology (2nd Edition) by Ernest Sosa, Matthias Steup, Jonathan Dancy

By Ernest Sosa, Matthias Steup, Jonathan Dancy

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Do I know ~CD? According to Dretske, E does not enable me to know ~CD. He says that E does not count towards ~CD. So Dretske holds that ~J(ab,E,~CD) and hence that ~K(ab,~CD). Dretske has a theory which explains how it is that I can know Z while failing to know 5 s k e p t i c i s m a n d clo sur e the entailed consequence ~CD (even while believing ~CD via deduction from Z). , strong enough to justify a belief of the contradictories of these alternatives, enabling S to know these contradictories.

Some Reflections of the Acquisition of Warrant by Inference,” in New Essays on Semantic Externalism, Scepticism, and SelfKnowledge, ed. S. Nuccetelli (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003). anthony brueckner Contextualism Contextualism in epistemology is a view according to which the truth conditions for sentences containing the word “knows” vary from one context to another. A context is the 12 setting or situation in which a sentence is uttered. It is easiest to appreciate the significance of contextualism by first briefly describing the opposing and more traditional view.

Perhaps not everyone does have that logical knowledge, and perhaps (C3) would not be true if it were taken to apply to people lacking that knowledge. But (C3) does seem to be true when restricted to people who do know that ordinary propositions entail the falsity of the skeptical alternatives. Thus, the puzzle most clearly arises with respect to people with that knowledge. Since many people do have that knowledge, the puzzle does arise with respect to many people. With respect to them, one of (C1)–(C3) must be rejected.

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