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By Ernest Sosa, Matthias Steup, Jonathan Dancy

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The word itself does not shift meaning, but the sentences it is in do shift owing to shifts in the unstated second term of the relation. A variation on this view holds that the word “tall” expresses different one-place properties on different occasions of use. Sometimes it expresses the property of being a tall building, sometimes it expresses being a tall Kansas building, and sometimes it expresses other properties in the family of tallness properties. Other words that are at least somewhat like “tall” are “healthy”, “wealthy”, and “wise”, as well as many others.

The propositions are about some ordinary empirical propositions, such as the proposition that the lights are on or the proposition that there are trees in the backyard. Skeptical alternatives to these ordinary propositions are hypotheses such as the proposition that the lights are not on (but I am merely hallucinating that they are on) or the proposition that there are no trees (but I am a brain in a vat who is being fed tree perceptions). The puzzle then involves these claims: C1: We know some ordinary empirical propositions to be true.

This account will include among its proposed truth conditions for sentences containing “knows” an element suitable for the desired kind of variation. This might be degree of evidential support or reliability. The second component of a well-developed contextualist theory will be some account of what contextual features bring about these variations in truth conditions. A contextualist can defend nearly any general theory of knowledge. Cohen (1988, 1999) defends a fairly traditional evidentialist (good reasons, justificationist) account of knowledge.

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