The following papers have been accepted for presentation at AAP 2013. If you've just submitted an abstract, it may take a few days to appear.
|Name: Mr. Mark Anthony Dacela|
|Institution: De La Salle University - Manila, Philippines|
|Title: Are Modal Conditions Necessary for Knowledge?|
|Abstract: Counterfactual or modal conditions have played an important role in post-Gettier theories of knowledge. I take them to assume a notion of closeness that presupposes the indexicality thesis, which roughly means that any world may be taken as actual. This makes it possible for us to evaluate how they stand against skepticism, which I interpret here in two ways: the weak sense where the demon world is taken as a far away world and the strong sense where the demon world is taken as the actual world. I will show that these conditions are trivial in both cases.|
|Keywords: Epistemology, Modal Conditions, Skepticism, Evil Demon|