Justification in Context

Potrč, Matjas (2003) Justification in Context. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 286-288.


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Determining knowledge happens by indexically attuned justification. One may also say that knowledge comes without justification if standards for knowledge are measured by fancy requirements. A lower setting of scores brings justification back. Epistemic responsibility requires attuning to context. Structures of epistemic justification are extended from these resting on exceptionless general rules to the ones involving generalities with exceptions and further to those proceeding from particular contextual cases. How can justification in the context really work? Discussion involves the last two manners of how to systematize the structure of justification. The first of these involves general patterns and thus normative authority of the general and the second builds on particular contexts. The structure of justification proposed by this last one complies with accommodation requirements for a realistic account of knowledge.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: epistemic responsibility; normative authority; Contextualisation of -Justification
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2008 07:59
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1680

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