Safety, the Preface Paradox and Possible Worlds Semantics

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

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.

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Michael Shaffer
Gustavus Adolphus College

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