Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Omniscience: the ability to know all statements. - Logical problem even the understanding of a logically true statement could could cause the requirement, that all logical consequences are known. E.g. Knowing the calculation rules would logically require that all the results are known.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Schwarz I 178
Omniscience/Lewis/Black: Problem: you have to know all the logical and mathematical truths that follow from what you know already. - Solution: genuine ignorance of contingent truths instead of seeming ignorance of necessary truths. - Numeracy/mathematical solutions: one learns nothing new - previously only cognitive limitation - The brain cannot always retrieve all information.
Schwarz I 180
Logical omniscience/Black: the most common objection VsPossible Worlds as an analysis of mental content - solution: rather cognitive limitation: usually no contingent information.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Clarence Irving Lewis
Collected Papers of Clarence Irving Lewis Stanford 1970

David K. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

David K. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Clarence Irving Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

Schw I
W. Schwarz
David Lewis Bielefeld 2005

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-03-22