Event Detail

Thu Sep 1, 2022
234 Moses
4–5:30 PM
Meaning Sciences Club
Simon Goldstein (ACU)
KK is wrong because we say so

The KK principle says that if you know something, then you know that you know it. KK is a controversial principle. It plays important roles in economics, computer science, and in theories of linguistic communication. But many philosophers have rejected it. We give a new argument against KK: we argue that if anyone doubts the principle, then it is false. Then we defend our argument against a battery of responses, which appeal to fragmentation, modes of presentation, and diagonalization. We show that the responses fail, sometimes in surprising ways.