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Single Idea 19563

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 6. Contextual Justification / a. Contextualism]

Full Idea

On my own view, the context sensivity of knowledge is inherited from one of its components, i.e. justification.

Gist of Idea

The context sensitivity of knowledge derives from its justification


Stewart Cohen (Contextualism Defended (and reply) [2005], 1)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (2nd ed)', ed/tr. Steup/Turri/Sosa [Wiley Blackwell 2014], p.81

A Reaction

That sounds right, and it reinforces the idea that 'justification' is a more important epistemological concept than 'knowledge'. 'Am I justified in believing p?' Answer: 'it depends how well you have researched it'.