chapter  2
Skepticism and Semantic Knowledge
ByGraeme Forbes
Pages 12

The rule-following considerations attack the idea that judgements about the requirements of a rule on a particular occasion have a 'tracking' epistemology, answer to states of affairs constituted altogether independently of our inclination to make those judgements. The order-of-determination test concerns the relation between best judgements - judgements made in what are, with respect to their particular subject-matter, cognitively ideal conditions of both judge and circumstance and truth. Truth, for judgements which pass the test, is a standard constituted independently of any considerations concerning cognitive pedigree. The final supplementary consideration is that there is to hand no other account of what does determine the extension of the truth-predicate among simple judgements of colour, of which the a priority of provisional equations of the kind in question, whose C-conditions are substantially specified and, in the requisite way, free of logical presupposition about the extension of colour concepts, would be a derivable consequence.