Title

Epistemic Contextualism and the Context of an Argument

Abstract

Contextualists with regard to knowledge argue that the truth of the claim 'x knows that P' is contextually dependent. In doing so, they attempt to articulate the nature of the contextual dependence. Since part of making knowledge claims involves the adequate justification of beliefs, I shall explore whether any epistemic contextualist theories can be modified or adapted to provide an account of the context-dependence of justificatory strength for arguments. I shall conclude that the prospects are not promising.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-1-2005

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2005, Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation. This article first appeared in Proceedings of the 6th OSSA Conference: The Uses of Argument (2005), 148-155.

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