Synthese 190 (14):2595-2621 (2013)

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Maria Aloni
University of Amsterdam
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The paper examines the logic and semantics of knowledge attributions of the form “s knows whether A or B”. We analyze these constructions in an epistemic logic with alternative questions, and propose an account of the context-sensitivity of the corresponding sentences and of their presuppositions
Keywords Knowledge  Alternative questions  Contextualism  Awareness  Relevant alternatives  Attention  Presupposition  Accommodation
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