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Single Idea 19510

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 6. Contextual Justification / a. Contextualism]

Full Idea

I'm inclined to accept that in certain contexts the standards for knowledge are so low that little more than true belief is required.

Gist of Idea

In some contexts there is little more to knowledge than true belief.


Keith DeRose (The Case for Contextualism [2009], 1.6)

Book Reference

DeRose,Keith: 'The Case for Contextualism' [OUP 2009], p.14

A Reaction

DeRose emphasises that 'a little more' is needed, rather than none. The example given is where 'he knew that p' means little more than 'the information that p was available to him' (in a political scandal).