By David DeVidi, Tim Kenyon
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In mathematics, the epistemic standard is proof. Of Externalism, Anti-Realism, and the KK-Thesis 25 course, if logicism fails, then we cannot prove everything, but the traditional view is that the axioms of basic mathematical theories are known a priori. Most, if not all, of the rest is deduction from those axioms. So it does seem that knowable mathematical propositions can become known on the basis of reasoning (and introspection). So on the traditional conception of mathematics, it seems that the anti-realist is committed to the KK-thesis, in pretty much the present form.
Printed in the Netherlands. Externalism, Anti-Realism, and the KK-Thesis 23 selves with the nature of the justiﬁcation required for Karl’s knowledge, and the relationship between the justiﬁcation of Φ and its truth. The dispute between externalists and internalists is a case in point. The KK-thesis is the main principle of the modal logic S4. In symbols it is K(Φ) → KK(Φ). To get an epistemological thesis, of course, we must interpret the K-operator. ” So the KK-thesis would be that if Karl knows that Φ then Karl knows that Karl knows that Φ.
Perhaps Karl can obtain this negative warrant without knowing, in detail, what the external conditions are. That is, Karl might be able to obtain the negative warrant with only a general grasp of what normal conditions are. If the situation is in fact normal, then all Karl needs is a general belief that his warrant for Φ is not undermined. Externalism, Anti-Realism, and the KK-Thesis 35 In any case, we can get most of the way with a weaker inference. Suppose the above formula holds. To repeat: (Karl knows Φ) if and only if (Φ ∧ BΦ ∧ Ci (Φ) ∧ Ce (Φ)).
A Logical Approach to Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Graham Solomon by David DeVidi, Tim Kenyon