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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

Volume 75, Issue 1, July 2007

Gilbert Harman
Pages 173-179

Epistemic Contextualism as a Theory of Primary Speaker Meaning

Jason Stanley’s Knowledge and Practical Interests is a brilliant book, combining insights about knowledge with a careful examination of how recent views in epistemology fit with the best of recent linguistic semanties. Although I am largely convinced by Stanley’s objections to epistemic contextualism, I will try in what follows to formulate aversion that might have some prospect of escaping his powerful critique.