Modal Logic as a Methodological Tool in Epistemology

Notes for (another) possible overcoming of skeptical arguments

Authors

  • José Alejandro Fernández Cuesta Complutense University of Madrid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37467/gkarevhuman.v11.3016

Keywords:

Skepticism, Modal logic, Counterfactual arguments, Epistemology, Semantics

Abstract

In this paper we intend to offer a first approach to the incorporation of certain formal tools in the elucidation of some issues discussed in epistemological contexts. The aim is not to offer an exhaustive resolution of these problems but merely to point out the usefulness of modal semantics when applied to different fields. Here we will show how a series of skeptical arguments eventually involve a modal (counterfactual) structure, which we will try to generalise into a useful scheme.

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Published

2022-01-28

How to Cite

Fernández Cuesta, J. A. (2022). Modal Logic as a Methodological Tool in Epistemology: Notes for (another) possible overcoming of skeptical arguments. HUMAN REVIEW. International Humanities Review / Revista Internacional De Humanidades, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.37467/gkarevhuman.v11.3016