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Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 53, 2008

Theory of Knowledge

Ron Wilburl
Pages 295-315
DOI: 10.5840/wcp2220085338

Doubt and Modality

I argue herein for two claims. First, contextualist strategies to tame or localize epistemic skepticism are ineffectual if contextualist factors are construed internalistically. Second, since efforts to contextualize externalism via subjunctive conditional analysis threaten circularity, only internalistic interpretations of contextualism can even be motivated. These two contentions do not themselves give us a grounds for skepticism. However, they do give us reason to suspect that contextualism, as such, is unlikely likely to provide a cogent anti-skeptical strategy.