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October 29, 2006

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Jonathan

Shieva, I think that even before acquiring E, the person in question is, in the relevant sense, in a position to know that E hook H. Here's a bit of reasoning she could run through:

Suppose that E. Then, H. So, E hook H.

Or she might reason thus:

Suppose E and not-H. Then God says something, but hasn't said anything? No, that's impossible. So, not-E or H. That is to say, E hook H.

Even if she has this crazy belief floating around about all material conditionals, she can, I think, come to know E hook H through one of the reasonings given above. (A good next step would be to reject her crazy view, having found a counterexample.)

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