Epistemic Logic and the Methods of Philosophical Analysis

  • Jaakko Hintikka
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 23)


So-called ordinary language analysts and those philosophers who rely on the help of formal logic have often traded criticisms of each other’s methods.1 The store of specific examples and problems utilized in these exchanges seems to me remarkably small, however. An attempt to enrich our philosophical diet of examples might therefore be in order.


Explanatory Model Philosophical Analysis Ordinary Language Logical Truth Double Negation 
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  1. A.R. White, Attention, Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1964Google Scholar
  2. Douglas Arner, ‘On Knowing’, Philosophical Review 68 (1959) 84–92CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Jaakko Hintikka

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