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2005 | 2 | 5-18
Article title

THE PATH OF THE UNREAL AND THE PATH OF THE ABSURD: ON AN EPISTEMIC PREDICATE THAT WE DON'T REALLY MISS

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The author examines the question of what logical consequences the formula of an imaginary epistemic structure:Kpa v (~p / ~K~pa) would have (with K standing for the predicate 'know that' which is subject to the axiom Kpa -p); the structure is conceived of as proper to an intended predicate weaker than the predicate know that in ordinary language. A predicate constructed in the indicated way and obviously based on a suitable weakening alternative, would have itself to enter a tautological alternative (in virtue of the respective rudimentary logical requirement applying to all predicates). It appears, however, that the tautological alternative of the would-be predicate and its negation involves dealing with gross absurdities.
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2
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5-18
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ARTICLE
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  • A. Boguslawski, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Katedra Lingwistyki Formalnej, ul. Browarna 8/10, 00-311 Warszawa, Poland
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07PLAAAA02404988
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bwmeta1.element.efc7fc9e-273a-376b-9b66-e4643ab4131c
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