Title

Moore-paradoxical Assertion and Fully Conscious Belief

Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

10-2010

Abstract

Sidney Shoemaker (1995) has given an influential explanation of the absurdity of Moore-paradoxical belief in terms of conscious belief. Here I offer a novel account of the absurdity of Moore-paradoxical assertion in terms of an interlocutor’s fully conscious beliefs. This account starts with an original argument for the principle that fully conscious belief collects over conjunction. The argument is premised on the synchronic unity of consciousness and the transparency of belief.

Discipline

Philosophy

Research Areas

Humanities

Comments

Published in Acta Analytica, 2012 March, Volume 27, Issue 1, 9-12. doi: 10.1007/s12136-011-0122-4

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