Acta Analytica

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 9–12

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

Authors

    • School of Social SciencesSingapore Management University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12136-011-0122-4

Cite this article as:
Williams, J.N. Acta Anal (2012) 27: 9. doi:10.1007/s12136-011-0122-4

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Moore’s paradox Assertion Consciousness Transparency Belief

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