Max Kölbel

Relativism and Faultless Disagreement

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Keywords: Relativism; Contextualism; Taste Predicates; Faultless Disagreement; David Lewis.

The aim of this paper is to examine the kind of evidence that might be adduced in support of relativist semantics of a kind that have recently been proposed for predicates of personal taste, for epistemic modals, for knowledge attributions and for other cases. The paper begins by considering in general the question of what kind of evidence can be offered in favor of some semantic theory or framework of semantic theorizing. Then a relativist semantic theory is outlined. Finally, the basic evidence that might be offered in favor of a relativistic framework, i.e. «faultless disagreement» is reviewed.

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