Knowledge and Lotteries

@inproceedings{HawthorneKnowledgeAL,
  title={Knowledge and Lotteries},
  author={John Hawthorne}
}
John Hawthorne's recent monograph Knowledge and Lotteries 1 is centred on the following puzzle: Suppose you claim to know that you will not be able to afford to summer in the Hamptons next year. Aware of your modest means, we believe you. But suppose you also claim to know that a ticket you recently purchased in a multi-million dollar lottery is a loser. Most of us have the intuition that you do not know that your ticket is a loser. However, your alleged knowledge of not being able to afford to… CONTINUE READING
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