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The Surprise Examination Puzzle

Dr. John Hawthorne

Thursday, December 08, 2016, 12:00pm - 01:00pm

University of Southern California, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of Philosophy

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I critically discuss Saul Kripke's treatment of the surprise examination puzzle, propose an improved treatment, and connect the puzzle with family of paradoxes discussed by Arthur Prior.

Dr. John Hawthorne