TitleCapturing Lewis's "Elusive Knowledge"
AuthorsXu, Zhaoqing
AffiliationPeking Univ, Dept Philosophy, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China.
KeywordsEpistemic contextualism
relevant alternatives
elusive knowledge
Lewisian epistemic logic
Issue Date2011
CitationLOGIC, RATIONALITY, AND INTERACTION.6953(400-401).
AbstractDavid Lewis developed one of the most prominent versions of epistemic contextualism (EC) in Elusive Knowledge [2], which is also known as a version of relevant alternatives theory (RAT). In this work, T. propose a simple formalization of Lewis account, which results in our basic Lewisian epistemic logic (LEL). Trivial as it may seem, my formalization focuses directly on Lewis's theory, and thus provides a firm basis to discuss his theses on anti-skepticism, infallible knowledge, rules of relevance, and especially "knowledge without belief". Moreover, my formalization not only avoids problems of two former existed formalizations [1],[3], but also partly answers Holliday's question how a relevant alternatives theorist should handle higher-order knowledge [1].
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11897/406086
ISSN0302-9743
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-24130-7_37
IndexedEI
CPCI-S(ISTP)
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