Safety, the Preface Paradox and Possible Worlds Semantics

Axiomathes 29 (4):347-361 (2019)

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Michael Shaffer
St. Cloud State University
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This paper contains an argument to the effect that possible worlds semantics renders semantic knowledge impossible, no matter what ontological interpretation is given to possible worlds. The essential contention made is that possible worlds semantic knowledge is unsafe and this is shown by a parallel with the preface paradox.
Keywords possible worlds semantics  semantic knowledge  safety  modality  knowledge
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DOI 10.1007/s10516-018-9413-3
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