Knowledge and Presuppositions by Michael Blome-Tillmann

Knowledge and Presuppositions

byMichael Blome-Tillmann

Hardcover | June 22, 2014

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Knowledge and Presuppositions develops a novel account of epistemic contextualism based on the idea that pragmatic presuppositions play a central role in the semantics of knowledge attributions. According to Blome-Tillmann, knowledge attributions are sensitive to what is pragmaticallypresupposed at the context of ascription. The resulting theory - Presuppositional Epistemic Contextualism (PEC) - is simple and straightforward, yet powerful enough to have far-reaching and important consequences for a variety of hotly debated issues in epistemology and philosophy of language.In this book, Blome-Tillmann first develops Presuppositional Epistemic Contextualism and then explores its ability to resolve various sceptical paradoxes and puzzles. Blome-Tillmann also defends PEC against familiar and widely discussed philosophical and linguistic objections to contextualism. Inthe final chapters of the book PEC is employed to illuminate a variety of concerns central to contemporary discussions of epistemological issues, such as Gettier cases, Moorean reasoning, the nature of evidence, and other current problems and puzzles.

About The Author

Michael Blome-Tillmann is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. His research is primarily in the areas of epistemology and philosophy of language.

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Title:Knowledge and PresuppositionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:June 22, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199686084

ISBN - 13:9780199686087

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroductionGeneral IntroductionOutline of the Book1. Knowledge and Presuppositions2. The Sceptical Puzzle3. Objections and Replies4. Linguistic Issues5. Further Puzzles6. Closure and Moorean ReasoningBibliographyIndex