### Zeynep Soysal

In this talk I will defend the metalinguistic solution to the problem of mathematical omniscience for the possible-worlds account of propositions. The metalinguistic solution says that mathematical propositions are possible-worlds propositions about the relation between mathematical sentences and what these sentences express. This solution faces two types of problems. First, it is thought to yield a highly counterintuitive account of mathematical propositions. Second, it still ascribes too much mathematical knowledge if we assume the standard possible-worlds account of belief and knowledge on which these are closed under entailment. I will defend the metalinguistic construal of mathematical propositions against these two types of objections by drawing upon a conventionalist metasemantics for mathematics and an algorithmic model of belief, knowledge, and communication.