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Fabrizio Cariani
University of Maryland, College Park
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I explore the motivation and logical consequences of the idea that we have some (limited) ability to know contingent facts about the future, even in presence of the assumption that the future is objectively unsettled or indeterminate. I start by formally characterizing skepticism about the future. This analysis nudges the anti-skeptic towards the idea that if some propositions about the future are objectively indeterminate, then it may be indeterminate whether a suitably positioned agent knows them.
Keywords knowledge  indeterminacy  future contingents  open future  skepticism  epistemic logic  logic of determinacy
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