Third‐person knowledge ascriptions: A crucial experiment for contextualism

Grindrod, Jumbly, Andow, James and Hansen, Nat (2019) Third‐person knowledge ascriptions: A crucial experiment for contextualism. Mind and Language, 34 (2). pp. 158-182. ISSN 0268-1064

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Abstract

Previous experimental studies on epistemic contextualism have, for the most part, not been designed to distinguish between contextualism and one of its main competing theories, subject‐sensitive invariantism (SSI). In this paper, we present a “third‐person” experimental design that is needed to provide evidence that would support contextualism over SSI, and we then present our results using this design. Our results not only provide crucial support for contextualism over SSI, but also buck the general trend of failing to detect the kind of contextual effect that the epistemic contextualism relies upon.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: context sensitivity,epistemic contextualism,experimental philosophy,knowledge ascriptions,third person
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2020 00:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67377
DOI: 10.1111/mila.12196

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