A counterexample to Moore paradox assertions
In his article Refutation by Elimination, John Turri offers a counterexample to Moore’s view that assertions of the form ‘P but I don’t believe that P’ are absurd.
The example involves an eliminativist: someone who thinks that belief talk does not actually refer, because beliefs do not pick out brain states.
If P is a proposition capturing the eliminativist doctrine, it is not absurd to assert ‘P but I don’t believe that P.’
Turri, J. 2010. Refutation by elimination. Analysis 70: 35-39.