Thursday, March 16, 2006

Anti-(Anti-luminosity argument)

Available via Jean Nicod Archive, this paper by Denis Bonnay and Paul Egré should be of interest to those concerned with Williamson's anti-luminosity argument: "A non-standard Semantics for Inexact Knowledge with Introspection".
I pick out from the abstract : "We show how the semantics helps to solve Williamson's luminosity paradox, and argue that it corresponds to an integrated model of perceptual and introspective knowledge that is psychologically more plausible than the one defended by Williamson. A generalized version of the semantics is formulated, in which modalities are iteration-sensitive up to degree n and insensitive beyond n."