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The Appearance of Ignorance: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Volume 2

Keith DeRose


This volume presents, develops, and champions contextualist solutions to two of the stickiest problems in epistemology: The puzzles of skeptical hypotheses and of lotteries. It is argued that, at least by ordinary standards for knowledge, we do know that skeptical hypotheses are false, and that we’ve lost the lottery (unless one is in fact the winner of the lottery, in which case one does not know that one has lost, but is reasonable in thinking that one knows it). Accounting for how it is that we know that skeptical hypotheses are false and why it seems that we don’t know that they’re false t ... More

Keywords: Skepticism, lotteries, insensitivity, closure, Mooreanism, contextualism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199564477
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199564477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith DeRose, author
Yale University