A problem for contrastivist accounts of knowledge
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This paper raises a problem for contrastivist accounts of knowledge. It is argued that contrastivism fails to succeed in providing a modest solution to the sceptical paradox—i.e. one according to which we have knowledge of a wide range of ordinary empirical propositions whilst failing to know the various anti-sceptical hypotheses entailed by them—whilst, at the same time, retaining a contrastivist version of the closure principle for knowledge.
KeywordsEpistemology Contrastivism Closure Scepticism
Jonathan Schaffer, Duncan Pritchard, Jake Chandler and the audiences at the International Conference on Linguistics and Epistemology at the University of Aberdeen as well as the Albritton Society at UCLA.
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