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Speaker Series: Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa (UBC)
August 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa (University of British Columbia)
Abstract: Contextualist treatments of clashes of intuitions can render both claims true. But making true utterances is far from the only thing that matters—there can be substantive normative questions about what contextual parameters are appropriate to a given conversational situation. This paper foregrounds the importance of the social power to set contextual standards, and how it relates to injustice and oppression. The central examples I’ll consider involve contextualism about knowledge ascriptions, and how it bears on allegations of sexual assault.