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The ambiguity of knowability

Kooi, B., 2016, In : The Review of Symbolic Logic. 9, 3, p. 421-428 8 p.

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In this paper it is shown that the Verification Thesis (all truths are knowable) is only susceptible to Fitch’s Paradox if one conflates the de re and de dicto interpretation of knowability. A formalisation shows that if one treats knowability as a complex second-order predicate, then the paradox falls apart.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-428
Number of pages8
JournalThe Review of Symbolic Logic
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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