Haifa, Israel. July 31–August 5, 2022.
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In this paper we present a topological epistemic logic, with modalities for knowledge (modeled as the universal modality), knowability (represented by the topological interior operator), and unknowability of the actual world. The last notion has a non-self-referential reading (modeled by Cantor derivative: the set of limit points of a given set) and a self-referential one (modeled by Cantor's perfect core of a given set: its largest subset without isolated points). We completely axiomatize this logic, showing that it is decidable and PSPACE-complete, and we apply it to the analysis of a famous epistemic puzzle: the Surprise Exam Paradox.