Philosophical Studies

, Volume 155, Issue 3, pp 383–398 | Cite as

Quantifiers and epistemic contextualism

  • Jonathan IchikawaEmail author


I defend a neo-Lewisean form of contextualism about knowledge attributions. Understanding the context-sensitivity of knowledge attributions in terms of the context-sensitivity of universal quantifiers provides an appealing approach to knowledge. Among the virtues of this approach are solutions to the skeptical paradox and the Gettier problem. I respond to influential objections to Lewis’s account.


Knowledge Epistemology Contextualism The Gettier problem Skepticism The skeptical paradox Quantifiers David Lewis 



For valuable conversations, and for and comments on previous drafts of this project, I am grateful to Jessica Brown, Yuri Cath, Stewart Cohen, Paul Dimmock, Benjamin Jarvis, Carrie Jenkins, Ernest Sosa, Jason Stanley, Brian Weatherson, and Crispin Wright.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arché Philosophical Research CentreUniversity of St. AndrewsSt. Andrews, FifeScotland, UK

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