This chapter considers whether disjunctions create any special problems for the view that knowledge is to be understood in terms of adequate information. It illustrates a disjunction through the scenario of a flipped coin: suppose a fair coin has been flipped and lies covered on the back of S's hand. Let P be that the flipped coin has landed heads and Q that it has landed tails. S does not believe P and does not believe Q, but she does believe (P or Q). Suppose it is P that is true, that is, the coin has landed heads. Although P is a truth that S lacks, this does not prevent her from knowing the disjunction (P or Q), and the chapter explains why.
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