Ideas of Stewart Cohen, by Theme

[American, fl. 1998, Professor at Arizona State University.]

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13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 6. Contextual Justification / a. Contextualism
Our own intuitions about whether we know tend to vacillate
We shouldn't jump too quickly to a contextualist account of claims to know
The context sensitivity of knowledge derives from its justification
Contextualism is good because it allows knowledge, but bad because 'knowing' is less valued
Contextualism says sceptical arguments are true, relative to their strict context
Knowledge is context-sensitive, because justification is
13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 6. Contextual Justification / b. Invariantism
There aren't invariant high standards for knowledge, because even those can be raised
13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 6. Scepticism Critique
Contextualists slightly concede scepticism, but only in extremely strict contexts