Ignorance of ignorance

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

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.

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

Keywords

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

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