Thursday, September 04, 2014

symbolizing arguments which employ the knowledge relation.

Kahane (enter citation) says that symbolic logic doesn’t have the resources to symbolize some arguments that are obviously valid.  For example:  Jim knows that either he’ll fly to China or to Japan. Jim knows that he won’t fly to Japan. Ergo, Jim knows that he will fly to China.
Why doesn’t the following symbolization work?
j = Jim 
K = knows that 
p = Jim will fly to China.
= Jim will fly to Japan.
(1)  Kj(p v q
(2)  Kj(~q
(3)  Kj(p)


Post a Comment

<< Home

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.