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David K. Lewis: a thought experiment concerning two omniscient gods (omniscient with respect to propositions). None of them knows who he is because that is not comprehensible in propositions. Self-knowledge is not propositional knowledge. (D.K. Lewis Philosophical Papers Vol. I 1983, p 139ff)
 
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Cresswell, M.J.
 
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Two Omniscient Gods II 122
Two omniscient Gods/Gods-Example/Lewis/lambda-categorical language/Creswell variant: Names for the gods - de re: is warranted by a "that", which refers to the individual parts - otherwise: E.g. -. self-reference can fail if Zeus thinks of himself as Jehovah.

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-23