The present dissertation has as its main goal the creation of a conceptual schema that acts as a correlation between Epistemology and Epistemic Logic. The existing disconnection between both fields and the lack of a proper theoretical foundation for the contemporary developments of Epistemic Logic, regarding the dynamics of information (encompassed in the notion of ‘Dynamic Epistemic Logic’), support the main task this research develops. Specifically, I will construe a ‘bridge’ between the view of Awareness Justification Internalism and a dynamic approach to Awareness Logic.
Along the central chapters of this research, I analyse three core notions: “awareness”, “knowledge” and “justification”. These notions represent the basic structure of the conceptual schema. In Chapter 3, I review the concept of Awareness, distinguishing between awareneess-of and awareness-that. The awareness-of represents the attention of the agent. The awareness-that stands for the acknowledgement of the truth of some information, being thus, a type of ‘knowledge’. Then, in Chapter 4, I consider the notion of “knowledge”. I distinguish here between an implicit knowledge, representing an ‘ideal’ conception of knowledge and the ‘real’ knowledge, which Epistemology is about and which I name Explicit Aware Knowledge (EAK). The EAK is formed due to a combination of both types of awareness, such that for an agent to explicitly know some given information she needs to be aware-that it is the case and aware-of this information at a given moment. Finally, in Chapter 5, I review the different interpretations of the concept of ‘justification’ and argue that justification will be defined as the process through which the agent obtains her EAK.
Finally, in Chapter 6, I present the EAK-Schema with the visual help of a diagram formed by three ellipses. The diagram starts out with a small ellipse representing the awareness-that, those pieces of information the agent has acknowledged as true at any moment.