Dogmatism repuzzled

Assaf Sharon, Levi Spectre*

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Harman and Lewis credit Kripke with having formulated a puzzle that seems to show that knowledge entails dogmatism. The puzzle is widely regarded as having been solved. In this paper we argue that this standard solution, in its various versions, addresses only a limited aspect of the puzzle and holds no promise of fully resolving it. Analyzing this failure and the proper rendering of the puzzle, it is suggested that it poses a significant challenge for the defense of epistemic closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-321
Number of pages15
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Dogmatism
  • Evidence
  • Gettier counter examples
  • Principle of epistemic closure


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