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
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
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
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