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Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth Paperback – September 29, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0199267415 ISBN-10: 0199267413

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199267413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199267415
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.9 x 6.1 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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This collection is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the relevance of context to certain central areas of epistemological and/or linguistic debate. It contains eleven original essays by an impressive list of authors, including several essays that are quickly becoming quite well known. Between them, the papers cover a wide and representative range of arguments, issues and positions arising in connection with the prospects for and problems facing contextualism. Mind These essays are all concerned to some degree with the extent to which, and the ways in which, the truth conditions of sentences are context dependent ... The topics range from epistemic contextualism to linguistic compositionality and semantic presupposition ... The collection is ... interesting and profitably read. Wayne A. Davis, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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Gerhard Preyer is at University of Frankfurt. Georg Peter is at University of Frankfurt.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Herbert Huber on January 11, 2006
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Any utterance of a sentence occurs within a context. The speaker and the listener have certain presuppositions, a given background. Most sentences are embedded in a discussion, speech, an argumentation, or a paragraph. Contextualism in epistemology maintains that whether one knows is relative to the context of the sentence token.

Twelve essays and an introduction by the editors scrutinize contextualism in epistemology and in the philosophy of language. The debate about contextualism and its consequences is continued in "Contextualism in Philosophy" on a high level. Although, I think, no contextual matter will be settled with these papers, they drive the debate to new fields, the reader gets a deep insight in topical issues.

My exclamation marks in the table of contents for the contributions most illuminating for me are at Kent Bach: "The Emperor's New 'Knows'", Jonathan Schaffer: "What Shifts? Thresholds, Standards, or Alternatives?", and Jason Stanley: "Semantics in Context".

If you want to keep up with the current debate in contextualism you have to study this book completely. Caution: it will take some time and effort.
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