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Kunskap och kontext

Stephens, Andreas LU (2012) FTEK01 20121
Theoretical Philosophy
Abstract
Epistemological Contextualism is a theory stating that propositions about knowledge,expressed in sentences like “S knows that P”, are context-sensitive. This paper outlines Epistemological Contextualism’s main features based on David Lewis (1996), Stewart Cohen (1988) and Keith DeRose (1995) who represent three versions of the theory. An analysis by Jonathan Schaffer (2005) is presented, in which he examines whether any of the aforementioned versions is preferable to the others. According to Schaffer a theory of Alternatives (Lewis) gives a more successful explanation of what the parameter that shifts with context is, than a theory of Thresholds (Cohen) or a theory of Standards (DeRose).
Arguments for the possibility that a theory of... (More)
Epistemological Contextualism is a theory stating that propositions about knowledge,expressed in sentences like “S knows that P”, are context-sensitive. This paper outlines Epistemological Contextualism’s main features based on David Lewis (1996), Stewart Cohen (1988) and Keith DeRose (1995) who represent three versions of the theory. An analysis by Jonathan Schaffer (2005) is presented, in which he examines whether any of the aforementioned versions is preferable to the others. According to Schaffer a theory of Alternatives (Lewis) gives a more successful explanation of what the parameter that shifts with context is, than a theory of Thresholds (Cohen) or a theory of Standards (DeRose).
Arguments for the possibility that a theory of Thresholds and a theory of Standards do have something to contribute to our concept of knowledge are offered.
Both of these theories provide insight into how we can know more and less, of
something or in relation to each other, due to their gradable features. (Less)
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author
Stephens, Andreas LU
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FTEK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Epistemologi, Kunskapsteori, Kontextualism, Kunskap, Kontext
language
Swedish
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2733836
date added to LUP
2012-07-27 15:08:19
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Arguments for the possibility that a theory of Thresholds and a theory of Standards do have something to contribute to our concept of knowledge are offered.
Both of these theories provide insight into how we can know more and less, of
something or in relation to each other, due to their gradable features.},
  author       = {Stephens, Andreas},
  keyword      = {Epistemologi,Kunskapsteori,Kontextualism,Kunskap,Kontext},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kunskap och kontext},
  year         = {2012},
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