Epistemology, Context, and Formalism

  • Franck Lihoreau
  • Manuel Rebuschi

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 369)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Franck Lihoreau, Manuel Rebuschi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Erich Rast
    Pages 9-31
  4. Martin Montminy
    Pages 33-47
  5. Peter Baumann
    Pages 49-57
  6. Yves Bouchard
    Pages 59-79
  7. Maria Aloni, Bruno Jacinto
    Pages 81-107
  8. Sven Ove Hansson
    Pages 127-140
  9. Jan Broersen, John-Jules Charles Meyer
    Pages 141-168
  10. Andreas Herzig, Emiliano Lorini
    Pages 197-211
  11. Paul Égré
    Pages 213-243
  12. Jaakko Hintikka
    Pages 245-250

About this book


The main purpose of the present volume is to advance our understanding of the notions of knowledge and context, the connections between them, and the ways in which they can be modeled, in particular formalized – a question of prime importance and utmost relevance to such diverse disciplines as philosophy, linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence, and cognitive science.

Bringing together essays written by world-leading experts and emerging researchers in epistemology, logic, philosophy of language, linguistics, and theoretical computer science, the book examines the formal modeling of knowledge and the knowledge-context link at one or more of three intersections -- context and epistemology, epistemology and formalism, formalism and context – and presents a novel range of approaches to the current discussions that the connections between knowledge, language, action, reasoning, and context continually enlivens. It develops powerful ideas that will push the relevant fields forward and give a sense of the new directions in which mainstream and formal research on knowledge and context is heading.


STIT logic context modeling context-sensitivity contextualism, relativism and invariantism de dicto / de re distinction doxastic and epistemic logic epistemic justification epistemological scepticism hyperintensionality indexicality knowledge and context knowledge ascriptions logic of action perceptual belief practical reasoning propositional attitudes semantics-pragmatics interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Franck Lihoreau
    • 1
  • Manuel Rebuschi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for the Philosophy of LanguageNew University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Henri Poincaré ArchivesUniversity of LorraineNancyFrance

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