Epistemic closure and folk epistemology

Consider this case: When Maxwell arrives at work in the morning, he always parks in one of two spots: C8 or D8. Half the time he parks in C8, and half the time he parks in D8. Today Maxwell parked
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Consider this case: When Maxwell arrives at work in the morning, he always parks in one of two spots: C8 or D8. Half the time he parks in C8, and half the time he parks in D8. Today Maxwell parked in C8. It’s lunchtime at work. Maxwell and his assistant are up in the archives room searching for a particular document. Maxwell says, “I might have left the document in my car.” The assistant asks, “Mr. Maxwell, is your car parked in space C8? It’s not unheard of for cars to be stolen.” Maxwell thinks carefully for a moment and then responds, “No, my car has not been stolen. It is parked in C8.” Which of the following options best describes Maxwell? He knows that his car is parked in C8. And he knows that his car has not been stolen. He does not know that his car is parked in C8. But he does know that his car has not been stolen. He knows that his car is parked in C8. But he does not know that his car has not been stolen. He does not know that his car is parked in C8. And he does not know. . .

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