Higher-order knowledge and sensitivity

Canadian Journal of Philosophy:1-11 (forthcoming)

Lars Bo Gundersen
University of Aarhus
It has recently been argued that a sensitivity theory of knowledge cannot ac- count for intuitively appealing instances of higher-order knowledge. In this paper, we argue that it can once careful attention is paid to the methods or processes by which we typically form higher-order beliefs. We base our argu- ment on what we take to be a well-motivated and commonsensical view on how higher-order knowledge is typically acquired, and we show how higher-order knowledge is possible in a sensitivity theory once this view is adopted.
Keywords Sensitivity theory  Higher-order knowledge, Sensitivity theory, Transmission principle for knowledge, Belief-forming methods  Transmission principle for knowledge  Belief-forming methods
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DOI 10.1017/can.2019.36
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