Acta Analytica

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 9-12

First online:

Moore-paradoxical Assertion, Fully Conscious Belief and the Transparency of Belief

  • John N. WilliamsAffiliated withSchool of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University Email author 

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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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