Closure, contrast, and answer

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Abstract

How should the contrastivist formulate closure? That is, given that knowledge is a ternary contrastive state Kspq (s knows that p rather than q), how does this state extend under entailment? In what follows, I will identify adequacy conditions for closure, criticize the extant invariantist and contextualist closure schemas, and provide a contrastive schema based on the idea of extending answers. I will conclude that only the contrastivist can adequately formulate closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-255
Number of pages23
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Volume133
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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