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Single Idea 12892

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

Full Idea

Maybe every issue about knowledge (Gettier problem, scientific knowledge, justification, scepticism) has been discussed solely in the single 'really and truly' context.

Gist of Idea

Maybe there is only one context (the 'really and truly' one) for serious discussions of knowledge


Earl Conee (Contextualism Contested [2005], p.53)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology', ed/tr. Steup,M/Sosa,E [Blackwell 2005], p.53

A Reaction

This seems not to be true, if we contrast Descartes' desire for total certainty with Peirce's fallibilism. It seems to me that modern philosophy has deliberately relaxed the standard, in order to make some sort of knowledge possible. Cf. Idea 12894.

Related Idea

Idea 12894 There aren't invariant high standards for knowledge, because even those can be raised [Cohen,S]