Moore's paradox, introspection and doxastic logic

Rieger, A. (2015) Moore's paradox, introspection and doxastic logic. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 4(4), pp. 215-227. (doi: 10.1002/tht3.181)

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An analysis of Moore's paradox is given in doxastic logic. Logics arising from formalizations of various introspective principles are compared; one logic, K5c, emerges as privileged in the sense that it is the weakest to avoid Moorean belief. Moreover it has other attractive properties, one of which is that it can be justified solely in terms of avoiding false belief. Introspection is therefore revealed as less relevant to the Moorean problem than first appears.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rieger, Dr Adam
Authors: Rieger, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Thought: A Journal of Philosophy
Publisher:Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN (Online):2161-2234
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Author
First Published:First published in Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 4(4):215-227
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
516521Indicative ConditionalsAdam RiegerArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/H006230/1HU - PHILOSOPHY