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Epistemological Contextualism

Alan Thomas

in Value and Context

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780198250173
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604072 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250177.003.0008
 Epistemological Contextualism

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This chapter argues that contextualism should be adopted as the best epistemological theory on the grounds that it represents the most satisfactory response to philosophical scepticism. It sets out distinctive advantages that contextualism has over alternative models of knowledge. It also characterizes the key elements in a contextual model of justification.

Keywords: contextualism; philosophical scepticism; coherentism; knowledge; moral pragmatism

Chapter.  16171 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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