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Paper   IPM / Philosophy / 13939
School of Analytic Philosophy
  Title:   Epistemic Contextualism and Unarticulated Constituents
  Author(s):  Ahmad reza Hemmati Moghaddam
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
  Year:  2015
  Pages:   1-22
  Supported by:  IPM
Epistemic contextualism was devised mainly to provide a solution to the problem of skepticism based on a thesis about the truth conditions of knowledge attributing sentences. In this paper, I'll examine two possible semantic bases of epistemic contextualism i.e., (i) the epistemic standard is an unarticulated constituent, (ii) the epistemic standard is a hidden variable. After showing that the unarticulated constituent thesis is incompatible with epistemic contextualism, I'll argue that the hidden variable account remains unconvincing. My aim in this paper is to show that questions remain that must be answered before epistemic contextualism can claim success in the project of resolving skepticism.

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