“Nonclassical Logic and Skepticism”
Feb. 17, 2023, 3pm to 5pm
Adam Marushak, Institute for Science, Technology, and Society, South China Normal University
— This talk introduces a novel strategy for responding to skeptical arguments based on the epistemic possibility of error. I show that nonclassical logics motivated by recent work on epistemic modals can be used to render such skeptical arguments invalid. That is, one can grant that knowledge is incompatible with the possibility of error and grant that error is possible, all while avoiding the skeptic’s conclusion that we lack knowledge.
Open to the public
UNLV Department of Philosophy