Noûs 52 (1):3-23 (2018)

Nilanjan Das
University College London
Bernhard Salow
Oxford University
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 principle with an “externalist” or “reliabilist” conception of knowledge commonly thought to make that principle particularly problematic.
Keywords KK principle  transparency  closure  safety
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DOI 10.1111/nous.12158
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