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.
Bibliographical noteFor 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.
- the Gettier problem
- the skeptical paradox
- David Lewis