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Synthese

, Volume 195, Issue 9, pp 4031–4045 | Cite as

Ignorance of ignorance

  • Kit Fine
Article

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.

Keywords

Knowledge Ignorance Indeterminacy Contingency Modal logic Fitch’s paradox 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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