Theoria 29 (2):201-221 (2014)

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Lucas Rosenblatt
University of Buenos Aires
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Some attempts have been made to block the Knowability Paradox and other modal paradoxes by adopting a type-theoretic framework in which knowledge and necessity are regarded as typed predicates. The main problem with this approach is that when these notions are simultaneously treated as predicates, a new kind of paradox appears. I claim that avoiding this paradox either by weakening the Knowability Principle or by introducing types for both predicates is rather messy and unattractive. I also consider the prospect of using the truth predicate to emulate other modal notions. It turns out that this idea works quite well.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Philosophy of Science
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DOI theoria201429215
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