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.
 
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Lewis, David
 
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Omniscience Schw 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.
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Sw 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.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

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


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24