Knowledge and Presuppositions (Hardback)
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Knowledge and Presuppositions (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 22/05/2014
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Knowledge and Presuppositions develops a novel account of epistemic contextualism based on the idea that pragmatic presuppositions play a central role in the semantics of knowledge attributions. According to Blome-Tillmann, knowledge attributions are sensitive to what is pragmatically presupposed at the context of ascription. The resulting theory-Presuppositional Epistemic Contextualism (PEC)-is simple and straightforward, yet powerful enough to have far-reaching and important consequences for a variety of hotly debated issues in epistemology and philosophy of language. In this book, Blome-Tillmann first develops Presuppositional Epistemic Contextualism and then explores its ability to resolve various sceptical paradoxes and puzzles. Blome-Tillmann also defends PEC against familiar and widely discussed philosophical and linguistic objections to contextualism. In the final chapters of the book PEC is employed to illuminate a variety of concerns central to contemporary discussions of epistemological issues, such as Gettier cases, Moorean reasoning, the nature of evidence, and other current problems and puzzles.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199686087
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The book is outstanding. It is a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the semantics of knowledge claims ... I recommend it enthusiastically. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
It is quite likely that a general readership will find much of interest and enjoyment in the subject matter and the author's treatment of it. As for the academic readership, particularly in the field of philosophy - and even more narrowly that of epistemology - I suggest it is a "must-read". * Joe Sinclair, New Nuturing Potential *

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