Self-respect regained

Chandler, J. and Rieger, A. (2011) Self-respect regained. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 111(2pt2), pp. 311-318. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9264.2011.00311.x)

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Abstract

In a recent article, David Christensen casts aspersions on a restricted version of van Fraassen's Reflection principle, which he dubs ‘Self-Respect’(sr). Rejecting two possible arguments for sr, he concludes that the principle does not constitute a requirement of rationality. In this paper we argue that not only has Christensen failed to make a case against the aforementioned arguments, but that considerations pertaining to Moore's paradox indicate that sr, or at the very least a mild weakening thereof, is indeed a plausible normative principle.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rieger, Dr Adam
Authors: Chandler, J., and Rieger, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
ISSN:0066-7374
ISSN (Online):1467-9264
Published Online:12 December 2011

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
516521Indicative ConditionalsAdam RiegerArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/H006230/1Philosophy