Mark Pellegrino: Knowledge is Contextual

I’m an objectivist, and our take on knowledge is that it’s contextual. You can have contextual certitude. Skeptics don’t think you can have certitude at all, and that’s the dominant philosophical belief out there today.

But if you understand knowledge is contextual, or even from the skeptical point of view that it’s provisional, then you’re open to the idea that you’re wrong. And you’re open to the fact that the other person might have an insight that you can incorporate into your own philosophy to make it more true. We’re not anywhere near that now.

Mark Pellegrino, Informed Dissent with Leonydus (2020)