Varieties of contextualism: Standards and descriptions

Grazer Philosophische Studien 69 (1):229-246 (2005)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Most contextualists agree that contexts differ with respect to relevant epistemic standards. In this paper, I discuss the idea that the difference between more modest and stricter standards should be explained in terms of the closeness or remoteness of relevant possible worlds. I argue that there are serious problems with this version of contextualism. In the second part of the paper, I argue for another form of contextualism that has little to do with standards and a lot with the well-known problem of the reference class. This paper also illustrates the fact that contextualism comes in many varieties.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,197

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library


Added to PP

78 (#214,317)

6 months
6 (#529,161)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Peter Baumann
Swarthmore College

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references