The Hooded Man

Graham George Priest

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Abstract

The Hooded Man Paradox of Eubulides concerns the apparent failure of the substitutivity of identicals in epistemic (and other intentional) contexts. This paper formulates a number of different versions of the paradox and shows how these may be solved using semantics for quantified epistemic logic. In particular, two semantics are given which invalidate substitution, even when designators are involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-67
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Philosophical Logic
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

Keywords

  • epistemic logic
  • Eubulides
  • substitution of identicals

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