Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-1982

Abstract

Clearly, if a man holds a self-contradictory belief, then his belief cannot be rational, for there can be no set of evidence sufficient to justify it. This is most apparent when the self contradictory belief is a belief in a conjunction, (e.g., a belief that p & ~p), rather than when it is a non-conjunctive self-contradictory belief, e.g. a belief that red is not a color.

Discipline

Philosophy

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

American Philosophical Quarterly

Volume

19

Issue

3

First Page

279

Last Page

286

ISSN

0003-0481

Publisher

University of Pittsburgh

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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Additional URL

http://www.jstor.org/stable/20013967

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