Epistemic Cans

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (forthcoming)
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Abstract

We argue that S is in a position to know that p iff S can know that p. Thus, what makes position-to-know-ascriptions true is just a special case of what makes ability-ascriptions true: compossibility. The novelty of our compossibility theory of epistemic modality lies in its subsuming epistemic modality under agentive modality, the modality characterizing what agents can do.

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Tim Kearl
University of Glasgow
Christopher Willard-Kyle
University of Glasgow

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