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By Elke Brendel,Christoph Jäger

Contextualism has turn into one of many top paradigms in modern epistemology. based on this view, there isn't any context-independent common of data, and consequently, all wisdom ascriptions are context-sensitive. Contextualists contend that their account this research permits us to solve a few significant epistemological difficulties resembling skeptical paradoxes and the lottery paradox, and that it is helping us clarify numerous different linguistic facts approximately wisdom ascriptions. the plain ease with which contextualism turns out to resolve quite a few epistemological quandaries has encouraged the burgeoning curiosity in it. This accomplished anthology collects twenty unique essays and significant commentaries on assorted elements of contextualism, written by way of best philosophers at the subject. The editors’ creation sketches the ancient improvement of the contextualist flow and gives a survey and research of its arguments and significant positions. The papers discover, inter alia, the valuable difficulties and clients of semantic (or conversational) contextualism and its major substitute ways resembling inferential (or factor) contextualism, epistemic contextualism, and advantage contextualism. in addition they examine the connections among contextualism and epistemic particularism, and among contextualism and balance bills of knowledge.

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