Sensitivity and Higher-Order Knowledge

Kevin Wallbridge
University of Edinburgh
Vogel, Sosa, and Huemer have all argued that sensitivity is incompatible with knowing that you do not believe falsely, therefore the sensitivity condition must be false. I show that this objection misses its mark because it fails to take account of the basis of belief. Moreover, if the objection is modified to account for the basis of belief then it collapses into the more familiar objection that sensitivity is incompatible with closure.
Keywords Sensitivity  higher-order knowledge  reflective knowledge
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12164
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