- There is something about Might
- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Interfacultary Research Institutes
- Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
In this paper we present an alternative interpretation of statements of epistemic possibility, which does not induce a consistency test on a common ground, as in , but which tests whether the possibility is supported by some update of the common ground, as in . The information space relative to which such claims are evaluated are taken to consist in the possible developements of a discourse in action. It is shown that this notion of Might not only behaves better logically and pragmatically speaking, but that it also allows for non-trivial attitude reports and questions about epistemic possibilities. These epistemic modal statements can also be understood to guide or focus the inquisitive actions of the discourse participants.
- go to publisher's site
- Proceedings title: Logic, language and meaning: 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 16-18, 2009:
revised selected papers
Place of publication: Berlin
Editors: M. Aloni, H. Bastiaanse, T. de Jager, K. Schulz
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.