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CONTEXTUALISM AND THE PUZZLE

John Hawthorne

in Knowledge and Lotteries

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199269556
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601736 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199269556.003.0002
 						CONTEXTUALISM AND THE PUZZLE

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This chapter examines the advantages and disadvantages of contextualism, and its application to the puzzle. Contextualism offers a compelling solution to puzzle. The contextualist allows that ordinary knowledge ascriptions often come out true, and allows the ordinary claims to the effect that lottery propositions are not known can also come true. He explains away the apparent threat to closure provided by the original puzzles. The resolution of conflicting intuitions is prima facie and extremely compelling.

Keywords: contextualism; puzzle; knowledge

Chapter.  26200 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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