Mighty Knowledge

Journal of Philosophy 118 (5):229-269 (2021)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
We often claim to know what might be—or probably is—the case. Modal knowledge along these lines creates a puzzle for information-sensitive semantics for epistemic modals. This paper develops a solution. We start with the idea that knowledge requires safe belief: a belief amounts to knowledge only if it could not easily have been held falsely. We then develop an interpretation of the modal operator in safety that allows it to non-trivially embed information-sensitive contents. The resulting theory avoids various paradoxes that arise from other accounts of modal knowledge. It also delivers plausible predictions about modal Gettier cases.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
BEDMK
Upload history
Archival date: 2020-12-29
View other versions
Added to PP index
2020-12-29

Total views
459 ( #16,120 of 69,147 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
81 ( #9,081 of 69,147 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.