, Volume 190, Issue 14, pp 2835–2851

Concessive knowledge-attributions: fallibilism and gradualism


DOI: 10.1007/s11229-012-0088-9

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Hetherington, S. Synthese (2013) 190: 2835. doi:10.1007/s11229-012-0088-9


Any knowledge-fallibilist needs to solve the conceptual problem posed by concessive knowledge-attributions (such as ‘I know that p, but possibly not-p’). These seem to challenge the coherence of knowledge-fallibilism. This paper defuses that challenge via a gradualist refinement of what Fantl and McGrath (2009) call weak epistemic fallibilism.


FallibilismKnowledgeConcessive knowledge-attributionJeremy FantlMatthew McGrathGradualism

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia