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Fitch's Argument and Typing Knowledge.

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Fitch's argument purports to show that if all truths are knowable then all truths are known. The argument exploits the fact that the knowledge predicate or operator is untyped and may thus apply to sentences containing itself. This article outlines a response to Fitch's argument based on the idea that knowledge is typed. The first part of the article outlines the philosophical motivation for the view, comparing it to the motivation behind typing truth. The second, formal part presents a logic...

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10.1215/00294527-2008-005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic
Volume:
49
Issue:
2
Pages:
153-176
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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ISSN:
0029-4527
URN:
uuid:bdc07197-2f0f-4341-8bd9-b28107fd3c0b
Source identifiers:
244795
Local pid:
pubs:244795

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