[lit-ideas] Re: Agnotology

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:08:45 +0100 (BST)

--- On Tue, 19/4/11, Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> In a message dated  4/19/2011 12:15:49 P.M., donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx
> quotes from  Hintikka
> "For Hintikka, it is a  theorem: 
> > If S knows that  p, S knows that he knows
> that  p.

No, this is me quoting you making a claim about what Hintikka says.

> and asks:
> >Where does  this get us though?
> To symbolism.

Huh? What is the point of the symbolism? Is the point expressed true? And, true 
or false, what is its importance? (Bear in mind the point can be expressed, it 
seems, without recourse to "symbolism", so "symbolism" can hardly be the point).


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