Epistemic Contextualism

[Revised entry by Patrick Rysiew on March 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Epistemic contextualism (EC) is a recent and hotly debated position. EC is roughly the view
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[Revised entry by Patrick Rysiew on March 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Epistemic contextualism (EC) is a recent and hotly debated position. EC is roughly the view that what is expressed by a knowledge attribution - a claim to the effect that S 'knows' that p - depends partly on something in the context of 'the attributor', and hence the view is often called 'attributor contextualism'. Because what such an utterance expresses is context-dependent, so too is whether the knowledge attribution is true. The typical EC view...

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