Ignorance of ignorance

Kit Fine*

*Corresponding author for this work

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I discuss the question of when knowledge of higher order ignorance is possible and show in particular that, under quite plausible assumptions, knowledge of second order ignorance is impossible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
Early online date28 Apr 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Apr 2017


  • Contingency
  • Fitch’s paradox
  • Ignorance
  • Indeterminacy
  • Knowledge
  • Modal logic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences(all)


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