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Transparency and the KK Principle

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An important question in epistemology is whether the KK principle is true, i.e., whether an agent who knows that p is also thereby in a position to know that she knows that p. We explain how a “transparency” account of self‐knowledge, which maintains that we learn about our attitudes towards a proposition by reflecting not on ourselves but rather on that very proposition, supports an affirmative answer. In particular, we show that such an account allows us to reconcile a version of the KK pri...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/nous.12158

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Noûs Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-23
Publication date:
2016-07-05
Acceptance date:
2016-04-05
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EISSN:
1468-0068
ISSN:
0029-4624
Source identifiers:
968878
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:968878
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uuid:91050076-d69b-4604-a436-46ef496b9a41
Local pid:
pubs:968878
Deposit date:
2019-02-05

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