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Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter, Hg: Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, And Truth. Oxford: Clarendon, 2005. Taschenbuch, 402 Seiten
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Any utterance of a sentence occurs within a context. The speaker and the listener have certain presuppositions, a given background and most sentences are embedded in a discussion, speech, an argumentation, or a paragraph. Contextualism in epistemology maintains that whether one knows is relative to the context of the sentence token.
Twelve essays and an introduction by the editors scrutinize contextualism in epistemology and in philosophy of language. The debate about contextualism and its consequences is continued in Contextualism in Philosophy on a high level. Although, I think, no contextual matter will be settled with these papers, they drive the debate to new fields, the reader gets a deep insight in topical issues.
My exclamation marks in the table of contents for the contributions most illuminating for me are at Kent Bach: "The Emperor's New 'Knows'", Jonathan Schaffer: "What Shifts? Thresholds, Standards, or Alternatives?", and Jason Stanley: "Semantics in Context".
If you want to keep up with the current debate in contextualism you have to study this book completely. Caution: it will take some time and effort.
Contents
1 Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter: The Limits of Contextualism
I. Contextualism in Epistemology
2 Peter Ludlow: Contextualism and the New Linguistic Turn in Epistemology
3 Kent Bach: The Emperor's New 'Knows'
4 Timothy Williamson: Knowledge, Context, and the Agent's Point of View
5 Jonathan Schaffer: What Shifts? Thresholds, Standards, or Alternatives?
6 Andy Egan, John Hawthorne, Brian Weatherson: Epistemic Modals in Context
II. Compositionality, Meaning, and Context
7 Francois Recanati: Literalism and Contextualism: Some Varieties
8 Herman Cappelen, Ernie Lepore: A Tall Tale: In Defence of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism
9 Jason Stanley: Semantics in Context
10 Paul M. Pietroski: Meaning before Truth
11 Peter Pagin: Compositionality and Context
12 Michael Glanzberg: Presuppositions, Truth Values, and Expressing Propositions
Editors
Gerhard Preyer, J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; PreyerPD Dr. Gerhard Preyer
Georg Peter, J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Links
Kent Bach: "The Emperor's New 'Knows'"; Preyeronline
Wayne A. Davis: "Gerhard Preyer and Georg Peter (eds.), Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth", PreyerReview Notre Dame.
Michael Glanzberg: "Presuppositions, Truth Values, and Expressing Propositions"; Preyeronline
Michael Glanzberg: "Presupposition and Policing in Complex Demonstratives" (with Susanna Siegel)
Preyeronline; forthcoming in Nous).
Jason Stanley: "Semantics in Context"; Preyeronline
Literature
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