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Justifying Circumstances and Moore-Paradoxical Beliefs: A Response to Brueckner
Analysis
  • John N. WILLIAMS, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
6-2009
Abstract

In 2004, I explained the absurdity of Moore-paradoxical belief via the syllogism (Williams 2004): (1) All circumstances that justify me in believing that p are circumstances that tend to make me believe that p. (2) All circumstances that tend to make me believe that p are circumstances that justify me in believing that I believe that p. (3) All circumstances that justify me in believing that p are circumstances that justify me in believing that I believe that p.

Keywords
  • Moore,
  • Paradox,
  • Belief,
  • Brueckner
Discipline
Identifier
10.1093/analys/anp079
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anp079
Citation Information
John N. WILLIAMS. "Justifying Circumstances and Moore-Paradoxical Beliefs: A Response to Brueckner" Analysis Vol. 69 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 490 - 496 ISSN: 0003-2638
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_williams/71/