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The Knowability Paradox in the light of a Logic for Pragmatics

Carrara, Massimiliano and Chiffi, Daniele (2013) The Knowability Paradox in the light of a Logic for Pragmatics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The Knowability Paradox is a logical argument showing that if all truths are knowable in principle, then all truths are, in fact, known. Many strategies have been suggested in order to avoid the paradoxical conclusion. A family of solutions –ncalled logical revision – has been proposed to solve the paradox, revising the logic underneath, with an intuitionistic revision included. In this paper, we focus on so-called revisionary solutions to the paradox – solutions that put the blame on the underlying logic. Specifically, we analyse a possibile translation of the paradox into
a modified intuitionistic fragment of a logic for pragmatics (KILP) inspired by Dalla Pozza and Garola in 1995. Our aim is to understand if KILP is a candidate for the logical revision of the paradox and to compare it with the standard intuitionistic solution to the paradox.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Carrara, Massimilianomassimiliano.carrara@unipd.it
Chiffi, Danieledaniele.chiffi@unipd.it
Keywords: knowability, logic for pragmatics, antirealism, undecidedness
Subjects: General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: Dr. Daniele Chiffi
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 13:50
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 13:50
Item ID: 9824
Subjects: General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: 9 June 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9824

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