In February’s letter of the month, Lewis responds to Stewart Cohen’s 1998 article ‘Contextualist Solutions to Epistemological Problems: Scepticism, Gettier, and the Lottery’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (2):289 – 306.
Lewis accepts the suggestion that the Rule of Resemblance can be further specified in such a way that it is speaker-sensitive. But ultimately he thinks he can get out of the trouble posed for his fallibilist theory of knowledge. More precisely, he responds to the challenge that his view overreaches in attempting to solve the Gettier problem.
This is but one instance in Lewis’s correspondence where he answered the flurry of discussion that came from his publication of ‘Elusive Knowledge’.View Fullscreen