Weighing Solutions to the Lottery Puzzle

  • Mark Bowker
Keywords: philosophy, lottery


The lottery puzzle can elicit strong intuitions in favour of skepticism, according to which we ordinary language-users speak falsely about knowledge with shocking regularity. Various contextualist and invariantist responses to the puzzle attempt to avoid this unwelcome result and preserve the competence of ordinary speakers. I will argue that these solutions can be successful only if they respect intuitions of a certain kind, and proceed to judge competing solutions by this criterion.

How to Cite
Bowker, M. (2019). Weighing Solutions to the Lottery Puzzle. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 3(1), 25-32. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1745