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By David DeVidi, Tim Kenyon

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The papers during this assortment are united by way of an method of philosophy. They illustrate the manifold contributions that good judgment makes to philosophical growth, either by means of the appliance of formal ways to conventional philosophical difficulties and by means of starting up new avenues of inquiry as philosophers tackle the results of latest and infrequently awesome technical effects. Contributions contain new technical effects wealthy with philosophical value for modern metaphysics, makes an attempt to diagnose the philosophical importance of a few fresh technical effects, philosophically stimulated proposals for brand new ways to negation, investigations within the heritage and philosophy of common sense, and contributions to epistemology and philosophy of technological know-how that make crucial use of logical thoughts and effects. the place the paintings is formal, the factors are patently philosophical, now not simply mathematical. the place the paintings is much less formal, it truly is deeply trained by means of the appropriate formal fabric. the quantity contains contributions from the most fascinating philosophers now operating in philosophical good judgment, philosophy of good judgment, epistemology and metaphysics.

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Suppose we put aside pathological, Gettier-type cases and hold that knowledge is justified true belief. I am not sure that there are any Gettier cases in mathematics anyway, the case that interests me most. ” So “Karl knows Φ” comes to Φ ∧ BΦ ∧ JΦ. For any proposition Φ, our internalist holds that by introspection and reasoning, Karl can assess whether he believes that Φ and whether he is justified in this belief. For the latter, he checks to see if his warrant is sufficient for knowledge. In mathematics, he just checks to see if his proof is good.

There are, however, reasons to accept the inference in the present case. First, we might assume that Karl himself knows or can know (by introspection and reasoning) that knowledge is justified true belief. That is, we might assume K[KΦ ≡ Φ ∧ BΦ ∧ JΦ]. Then we can safely conclude that K(KΦ) ≡ K[Φ ∧ BΦ ∧ JΦ], via the above reasoning. Externalism, Anti-Realism, and the KK-Thesis 27 The inference in question may be good even if Karl does not know that knowledge is justified, true belief. The naive internalism in question is not a mere statement that KΦ is materially equivalent to Φ∧BΦ∧JΦ.

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