The Epistemic Consequences of Paradox

The Epistemic Consequences of Paradox

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Author/Contributor(s): Frances, Bryan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 07/28/2022
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
By pooling together exhaustive analyses of certain philosophical paradoxes, we can prove a series of fascinating results regarding philosophical progress, agreement on substantive philosophical claims, knockdown arguments in philosophy, the wisdom of philosophical belief (quite rare, because the knockdown arguments show that we philosophers have been wildly wrong about language, logic, truth, or ordinary empirical matters), the epistemic status of metaphysics, and the power of philosophy to refute common sense. As examples, this Element examines the Sorites Paradox, the Liar Paradox, and the Problem of the Many - although many other paradoxes can do the trick too.