KK thesis

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The KK thesis or KK principle is a principle of epistemic logic which states that "If you know that p is the case then you know that you know that p is the case."[1] In formal notation the principle can be stated as: "Kp→KKp" (literally: "Knowing p implies the knowing of knowing p").[2]

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  1. ^ Bunnin, Nicholas; Yu, Jiyuan (2004). The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy. Blackwell Publishing Limited. p. 776. ISBN 978-1-4051-0679-5. 
  2. ^ Carruthers, Peter (1992). Human Knowledge and Human Nature: A New Introduction to an Ancient Debate. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-19-875102-1. 

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