Here I ask if complete self-knowledge must include an infinite line of reasoning. That line would evolve from infinite introspections, each necessary to accomodate the previous external reference to knowledge accumulated.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Shades of Goedel's incompleteness theorem, or more simply, the Cretan paradox? The choices seem to be an infinity, or nonexistance, of self-knowledge.

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# Can we know if our knowledge is finite?

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