Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth

Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth

by Gerhard Preyer
     
 

In epistemology and in philosophy of language there is fierce debate about the role of context in knowledge, understanding, and meaning. Many contemporary epistemologists take seriously the thesis that epistemic vocabulary is context-sensitive. This thesis is of course a semantic claim, so it has brought epistemologists into contact with work on context in

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In epistemology and in philosophy of language there is fierce debate about the role of context in knowledge, understanding, and meaning. Many contemporary epistemologists take seriously the thesis that epistemic vocabulary is context-sensitive. This thesis is of course a semantic claim, so it has brought epistemologists into contact with work on context in semantics by philosophers of language. This volume brings together the debates, in a set of twelve specially written essays representing the latest work by leading figures in the two fields. All future work on contextualism will start here.

Contributors:
Kent Bach, Herman Cappelen, Andy Egan, Michael Glanzberg, John Hawthorne, Ernest Lepore, Peter Ludlow, Peter Pagin, Georg Peter, Paul M. Pietroski, Gerhard Preyer, Jonathan Schaffer, Jason Stanley, Brian Weatherson, Timothy Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199267415
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/29/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Limits of Contextualism, Gerhard Preyer and Georg Peter
I. Contextualism in Epistemology
2. Contextualism and the New Linguistic Turn in Epistemology, Peter Ludlow
3. The Emperor's New 'Knows', Kent Bach
4. Knowledge, Context, and the Agent's Point of View, Timothy Williamson
5. What Shifts? Thresholds, Standards, or Alternatives?, Jonathan Schaffer
6. Epistemic Modals in Context, Andy Egan, John Hawthorne, and Brian Weatherson
II. Compositionality, Meaning, and Context
7. Literalism and Contextualism: Some Varieties, Francois Recanati
8. A Tall Tale: In Defence of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism, Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore
9. Semantics in Context, Jason Stanley
10. Meaning before Truth, Paul M. Pietroski
11. Compositionality and Context, Peter Pagin
12. Presuppositions, Truth Values, and Expressing Propositions, Michael Glanzberg

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