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Forms of Luminosity: Epistemic Modality, Mind, and Mathematics

By Khudairi, Hasen Joseph

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Title: Forms of Luminosity: Epistemic Modality, Mind, and Mathematics  
Author: Khudairi, Hasen Joseph
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
Collections: Authors Community, Philosophy
Historic
Publication Date:
2017
Publisher: Gutenberg
Member Page: Hasen Khudairi

Description
This book concerns the foundations of epistemic modality. I examine the nature of epistemic modality, when the modal operator is interpreted as concerning both apriority and conceivability, as well as states of knowledge and belief. The book demonstrates how phenomenal consciousness and gradational possible-worlds models in Bayesian perceptual psychology relate to epistemic modal space. The book demonstrates, then, how epistemic modality relates to the computational theory of mind; metaphysical modality; deontic modality; logical modality; the types of mathematical modality; to the epistemic status of undecidable propositions and abstraction principles in the philosophy of mathematics; to the apriori-aposteriori distinction; to the modal profile of rational propositional intuition; and to the types of intention, when the latter is interpreted as a modal mental state. Examining the nature of epistemic logic itself, I develop a novel approach to conditions of self-knowledge in the setting of the modal $\mu$-calculus, as well as novel epistemicist solutions to Curry's, the liar, and the knowability paradoxes. Solutions to the Julius Caesar Problem, and to previously intransigent issues concerning the first-person concept, the distinction between fundamental and derivative truths, and the unity of intention and its role in decision theory, are developed along the way.

 

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