Journal of Philosophical Research

Volume 34, 2009

Christopher Buford
Pages 111-121

Contextualism, Closure, and the Knowledge Account of Assertion

This paper argues that Epistemic Contextualism, Knowledge Closure, and the Knowledge Account of Assertion are inconsistent. The argument is developed by considering an objection to Contextualism that is unsuccessful. Some Contextualist responses are canvassed and rejected. Finally, it is argued that an analogue of the inconsistency arises for those who accept that justification is closed under known entailment.