Academic journal article The Review of Metaphysics

Mind: April 2009, Vol. 118, No. 470

Academic journal article The Review of Metaphysics

Mind: April 2009, Vol. 118, No. 470

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Knowledge and Presuppositions, MICHAEL BLOME-TILLMANN

The paper explicates a new way to model the context-sensitivity of "knows," namely, a way that suggests a close connection between the content of "knows" in a context C and what is pragmatically presupposed in C. After explicating the new approach in the first half of the paper and arguing that it is explanatorily superior to standard accounts of epistemic contextualism, the paper points, in its second half, to some interesting new features of the emerging account, such as its compatibility with the intuitions of Moorean dogmatists. Finally, the paper shows that the account defended is not subject to the most prominent and familiar philosophical objections to epistemic contextualism discussed in the recent literature.

Modalism and Logical Pluralism, OTAVIO BUENO and SCOTT A. SHALKOWSKI

Logical pluralism is the view according to which there is more than one relation of logical consequence, even within a given language. A recent articulation of this view has been developed in terms of quantification over different cases: classical logic emerges from consistent and complete cases, constructive logic from consistent and incomplete cases, and paraconsistent logic from inconsistent and complete cases. …

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