Ideas from 'Contextualism Defended (and reply)' by Stewart Cohen [2005], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (2nd ed)' (ed/tr Steup/Turri/Sosa) [Wiley Blackwell 2014,978-0-470-67209-9]].

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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
13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 6. Scepticism Critique
Contextualists slightly concede scepticism, but only in extremely strict contexts