Knowledge and Presuppositions

2015.04.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Blome-Tillmann, Knowledge and Presuppositions, Oxford University Press, 2014, 197pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.04.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Blome-Tillmann, Knowledge and Presuppositions, Oxford University Press, 2014, 197pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199686087. Reviewed by Geoff Pynn, Northern Illinois University Contextualists hold that the epistemic requirements for the truth of a knowledge claim vary with the context in which the claim is made. One of the major tasks for contextualists is to theorize the interaction between context and the contents of claims to 'know'. David Lewis, building on the pioneering work of Gail Stine and the relevant alternatives theorists of the 1970s, developed an influential account in his 1996 paper "Elusive Knowledge". Lewis said that someone 'knows' P in a given context just in case her evidence eliminates all of the ~P-worlds not properly ignored in that context.[1] He provided a characteristically ingenious set of rules to mark out the shifting boundary of ignorable worlds. The key gear... . . .

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