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Moore's Paradox and Epistemic Norms

Lo Presti, Patrizio LU (2014) In Logos & Episteme 5(4). p.445-464
Abstract (Swedish)
Abstract in Undetermined

Why does it strike us as absurd to believe that it is raining and that one

doesn’t believe that it is raining? Some argue that it strikes us as absurd because belief is

normative. The beliefs that it is raining and that one doesn’t believe that it is are, it is

suggested, self-falsifying. But, so it is argued, it is essential to belief that beliefs ought

not, among other things, be self-falsifying. That is why the beliefs strike us as absurd. I

argue that while the absurdity may consist in and be explained by self-falsification, we

have no reasons to accept the further claim that self-falsifying beliefs are absurd because

violating norms.
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  abstract     = {<b>Abstract in Undetermined</b><br/><br>
Why does it strike us as absurd to believe that it is raining and that one<br/><br>
doesn’t believe that it is raining? Some argue that it strikes us as absurd because belief is<br/><br>
normative. The beliefs that it is raining and that one doesn’t believe that it is are, it is<br/><br>
suggested, self-falsifying. But, so it is argued, it is essential to belief that beliefs ought<br/><br>
not, among other things, be self-falsifying. That is why the beliefs strike us as absurd. I<br/><br>
argue that while the absurdity may consist in and be explained by self-falsification, we<br/><br>
have no reasons to accept the further claim that self-falsifying beliefs are absurd because<br/><br>
violating norms.},
  author       = {Lo Presti, Patrizio},
  issn         = {2069-3052},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {445--464},
  publisher    = {Gheorghe Zane Institute for Economic and Social Research, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch},
  series       = {Logos & Episteme},
  title        = {Moore's Paradox and Epistemic Norms},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2014},
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