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The Elusive Virtues of Contextualism

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199585861
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595332 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0032
The Elusive Virtues of Contextualism

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This chapter presents the contextualist analysis of the sceptical argument. It argues that the contextualist ‘good news’ about the availability of ordinary-context ‘knowledge’ cannot be stated given contextualist strictures.

Keywords: contextualism; ordinary contexts; closure; sceptical contexts; shift in context

Chapter.  1666 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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