This book contains some of the most important work on contextualism and related topics; it represents a very important contribution to contemporary epistemology... it is worth reading even for those who are already familiar with DeRose's work (and not just because of the new material). He offers original and subtle arguments for contextualism, defends it very ably against objections and addresses problems (and potential drawbacks of contextualism) head-on. DeRose is really making the case for contextualism. The book is provocative and stimulating; there is a lot to think about further and respond to. I, personally, think that DeRose is right on many things and especially on his basic claims. But no matter whether you agree with him or not: I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in epistemology. Peter Baumann, Analysis he succeeds in establishing that the contextualist has many more resources for responding to apparent objections than is sometimes recognized - the book, therefore, fills an important role in reminding the reader that contextualism is still an option to be taken seriously Jonathan Ichikawa, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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is Allison Foundation Professor of Philosophy at Yale University.