Where’s the Bridge? Epistemology and Epistemic Logic

  title={Where’s the Bridge? Epistemology and Epistemic Logic},
  author={Vincent F. Hendricks and John Symons},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
Epistemic logic begins with the recognition that our everyday talk about knowing and believing has some systematic features that we can track and reflect upon. Epistemic logicians have studied and extended these glints of systematic structure in fascinating and important ways since the early 1960s. However, for one reason or another, mainstream epistemologists have shown little interest. It is striking to contrast the marginal role of epistemic logic in contemporary epistemology with the… 

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