From Contextualism to Contrastivism

@inproceedings{Schaffer2004FromCT,
  title={From Contextualism to Contrastivism},
  author={Jonathan Schaffer},
  year={2004}
}
Contextualism treats ‘knows’ as an indexical that denotes different epistemic properties in different contexts. Contrastivism treats ‘knows’ as denoting a ternary relation with a slot for a contrast proposition. I will argue that contrastivism resolves the main philosophical problems of contextualism, by employing a better linguistic model. Contextualist insights are best understood by contrastivist theory. 

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