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Doubt Truth to be a Liar$
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Graham Priest

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199263280.001.0001

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Rational Belief

Rational Belief

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(p.119) 7 Rational Belief
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Doubt Truth to be a Liar
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Graham Priest (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199263280.003.0008

This chapter argues that the common view that believing a contradiction is the nadir of rationality should be rejected, and that rational considerations may require one to believe contradictions. An informal model of rationality as an optimization procedure under constraint is given.

Keywords:   rationality, contradiction, optimization under constraint, Aristotle

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