Abstract

Epistemic logic and epistemology went separate ways since the 1960s, with adventures of their own. But they are developing new interfaces today in the study of inquiry and agency. I give a brief survey of what led up to this. Then, I propose the dynamics of epistemic actions, on a par with knowledge or belief per se, as a theme that fits both logic and epistemology, without hiding their (productive) differences in intellectual temperament. I conclude with some comments on the general interplay of logic and philosophy.

References:  

J. van Benthem, 2011, Logical Dynamics of Information and Interaction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. 

–, 2015, ‘Talking About Knowledge’, in C. Baskent, L. Moss & E. Pacuit, eds., Rohit Parikh Volume, Outstanding Contributions to Logic, Springer, Dordrecht.