Interest‐Relative Invariantism versus Relativism

Jason Stanley

in Knowledge and Practical Interests

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199288038
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603679 | DOI:

Series: Lines of Thought

Interest‐Relative Invariantism versus Relativism

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Relativism about knowledge-attributions is the thesis that knowledge attributions express propositions the truth of which is relative to a judge. On this view, a knowledge attribution may express a proposition that is true for one judge, and false for another. This chapter explains and criticizes various versions of relativism about knowledge attributions.

Keywords: relativism; David Kaplan; Peter Lasersohn; Mark Richard; John MacFarlane; factivity; standards operator; Interest-Relative Invariantism

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Subjects: Metaphysics

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