Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth

Paperback | August 19, 2005

EditorGerhard Preyer, Georg Peter

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In epistemology and in philosophy of language there is fierce debate about the role of context in knowledge, understanding, and meaning. Many contemporary epistemologists take seriously the thesis that epistemic vocabulary is context-sensitive. This thesis is of course a semantic claim, so ithas brought epistemologists into contact with work on context in semantics by philosophers of language. This volume brings together the debates, in a set of twelve specially written essays representing the latest work by leading figures in the two fields. All future work on contextualism will starthere.

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In epistemology and in philosophy of language there is fierce debate about the role of context in knowledge, understanding, and meaning. Many contemporary epistemologists take seriously the thesis that epistemic vocabulary is context-sensitive. This thesis is of course a semantic claim, so ithas brought epistemologists into contact wit...

Gerhard Preyer is at University of Frankfurt. Georg Peter is at University of Frankfurt.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:August 19, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Gerhard Preyer and Georg Peter: The Limits of ContextualismI. Contextualism in Epistemology2. Peter Ludlow: Contextualism and the New Linguistic Turn in Epistemology3. Kent Bach: The Emperor's New 'Knows'4. Timothy Williamson: Knowledge, Context, and the Agent's Point of View5. Jonathan Schaffer: What Shifts? Thresholds, Standards, or Alternatives?6. Andy Egan, John Hawthorne, and Brian Weatherson: Epistemic Modals in ContextII. Compositionality, Meaning, and Context7. Francois Recanati: Literalism and Contextualism: Some Varieties8. Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore: A Tall Tale: In Defence of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism9. Jason Stanley: Semantics in Context10. Paul M. Pietroski: Meaning before Truth11. Peter Pagin: Compositionality and Context12. Michael Glanzberg: Presuppositions, Truth Values, and Expressing Propositions