David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Synthese 114 (2):337-354 (1998)
The Knower Paradox has had a brief but eventful history, and principles of epistemic closure (which say that a subject automatically knows any proposition she knows to be materially implied, or logically entailed, by a proposition she already knows) have been the subject of tremendous debate in epistemic logic and epistemology more generally, especially because the fate of standard arguments for and against skepticism seems to turn on the fate of closure. As far as I can tell, however, no one working in either area has emphasized the result I emphasize in this paper: the Knower Paradox just falsifies even the most widely accepted general principles of epistemic closure. After establishing that result, I discuss five of its more important consequences.
|Keywords||Philosophy Philosophy Epistemology Logic Metaphysics Philosophy of Language|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Walter Dean & Hidenori Kurokawa (2014). The Paradox of the Knower Revisited. Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 165 (1):199-224.
Similar books and articles
Michael Hughes (2013). Problems for Contrastive Closure: Resolved and Regained. Philosophical Studies 163 (3):577-590.
Krista Lawlor (2005). Living Without Closure. Grazer Philosophische Studien 69 (1):25-50.
Charles B. Cross (2004). More on the Paradox of the Knower Without Epistemic Closure. Mind 113 (449):109-114.
Gabriel Uzquiano (2004). The Paradox of the Knower Without Epistemic Closure? Mind 113 (449):95-107.
Duncan Pritchard (2016). Contents. In Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing. Princeton University Press
By Duncan Pritchard (2005). The Structure of Sceptical Arguments. Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):37–52.
Duncan Pritchard (2005). The Structure of Sceptical Arguments. Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):37 - 52.
Dennis R. Cooley (2012). Epistemic Closure's Clash with Technology in New Markets. Journal of Business Ethics 108 (2):181-199.
Radu Bogdan (1985). Cognition and Epistemic Closure. American Philosophical Quarterly 22 (1):55 - 63.
Charles B. Cross (2001). The Paradox of the Knower Without Epistemic Closure. Mind 110 (438):319-333.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads62 ( #66,739 of 1,792,064 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #90,585 of 1,792,064 )
How can I increase my downloads?