A counterexample to Moore paradox assertions

 

 

In his article Refutation by Elimination, John Turri offers a counterexample to Moores view that assertions of the form P but I dont 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 dont believe that P.

 

Reference

Turri, J. 2010. Refutation by elimination. Analysis 70: 35-39.