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Moore-paradoxical Assertion and Fully Conscious Belief
Research Collection School of Social Sciences
  • John N. WILLIAMS, Singapore Management University
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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.

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Published in Acta Analytica, 2012 March, Volume 27, Issue 1, 9-12. doi: 10.1007/s12136-011-0122-4
Citation Information
John N. WILLIAMS. "Moore-paradoxical Assertion and Fully Conscious Belief" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_williams/9/