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Scepticisme, contextualisme, et clôture épistémique: la connaissance en contexte

Abstract : Contextualism is one of the most discussed approaches to knowledge and knowledge ascriptions in recent epistemology. The main motivation commonly invoked in its favour is that it is supposed to allows us to provide a satisfactory response to scepticism, by holding that the truth-conditions of knowledge sentences are context-variable. Thus, if it is primarily significant for epistemology, it is also importantly significant for the philosophy of language.
In this work, we examine some of the main linguistic as well as epistemological objections raised against the dominant variety of contextualism. We defend an alternative approach to the sceptical paradox, that departs from contextualist orthodoxy on several questions, including the indexicality of "know", the analysis of ordinary and anti-sceptical knowledge, the relevance of the subject's context, the role of epistemic achievement, and the closure and deductive extendibility of knowledge.
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Franck Lihoreau. Scepticisme, contextualisme, et clôture épistémique: la connaissance en contexte. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Rennes 1, 2005. Français. ⟨tel-00113547⟩



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