Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy and Public Affairs
Dustin Troy Locke
© 2012 Katherine S. Broeksmit
In my Thesis I investigate many of the standard accounts of knowledge. I argue that epistemic fallibilism, infallibilism, and contextualism fail as viable accounts. I defend an account of knowledge according to which 'knows' is ambiguous. More specifically, I promote an account of knowledge according to which 'knows' is polysemous. This position was advanced by Rene Van Woudenberg. At the end of my thesis, I propose an adjustment to Van Woudenberg's view that will protect his account from problematic implications.
Broeksmit, Katherine S., "A New Solution to the Skeptical Puzzle: An Epistemic Account of Limited Polysemy" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. 459.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.