Quantifiers and epistemic contextualism

J. Ichikawa

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-398
Number of pages16
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011

Bibliographical note

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.


  • knowledge
  • epistemology
  • contextualism
  • the Gettier problem
  • skepticism
  • the skeptical paradox
  • quantifiers
  • David Lewis


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