Accomplishing Accomplishment

Acta Analytica 27 (1):1-8 (2012)
The concepts of knowledge and accomplishment are duals. There are many parallels between them. In this paper I discuss the "AA" thesis, which is dual to the well known KK thesis. The KK thesis claims that if someone knows something, then she knows that she knows it. This is generally thought to be false, and there are powerful reasons for rejecting it. The AA thesis claims that if someone accomplishes something, then she accomplishes that she accomplishes it. I argue that this, too, is false, and that the reasons it is false parallel reasons for the falsity of the KK thesis.
Keywords Knowledge  Accomplishment  Externalism  Sosa  Williamson  Second order knowledge  Second order acccomplishment
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-011-0142-0
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