The Department of Logic & Philosophy of Science Colloquium Series presents
"Mathematizing Mainstream Epistemology"
with Wesley Holliday, Philosophy Department, UC Berkeley
Friday, February 22, 2013
Social Science Tower, Room 777 (LPS Conference Room)
This talk describes a project of mathematizing mainstream epistemology: developing model-theoretic formalizations of traditional theories of knowledge, exploring their properties through general mathematical results (completeness theorems, representation theorems, impossibility results), and using such results as a guide to new pictures of knowledge without the problems of past theories. The first part of this project is carried out in my "Epistemic Closure and Epistemic Logic I: Relevant Alternatives and Subjunctivism" (/Journal of Philosophical Logic/, forthcoming), available at http://philosophy.berkeley.edu/file/856/EC-EL-1.pdf.
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