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Single Idea 12890

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 6. Contextual Justification / b. Invariantism]

Full Idea

The fact that different standards are routinely applied in making an evaluative judgement does not imply the correctness of semantic contextualism about the contents of judgements. ..We can't infer different truth conditions from differing standards.

Gist of Idea

That standards vary with context doesn't imply different truth-conditions for judgements


Earl Conee (Contextualism Contested [2005], p.51)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology', ed/tr. Steup,M/Sosa,E [Blackwell 2005], p.51

A Reaction

This is the basic objection to contextualism from the 'invariantist' camp, which says there are facts about good judgement and justification, despite contextual shifts. My sympathies are with the contextualists (on this one).