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- noun One who subscribes to the philosophy of
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The epistemicist says that there are semantic facts that are beyond our possible knowledge.
To be sure, the epistemicist cannot say exactly how meaning supervenes on use, and so cannot calculate the meaning or truth-conditions of a claim given facts about use (vagueness is a matter of ineliminable ignorance).
(Again, perdurantists may adopt one of these epistemicist strategies, but typically do not.)
Hudson (2000) defends an epistemicist temporal parts theory.
(This involves an ˜epistemicist™ account of vagueness.)