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Nathan Salmon

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284726

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284726.001.0001

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The Resilience of Illogical Belief (2006) *

The Resilience of Illogical Belief (2006) *

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(p.224) 12 The Resilience of Illogical Belief (2006)*
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Content, Cognition, and Communication
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Nathan Salmon (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284726.003.0012

This chapter clarifies the analysis of Schiffer's complex example presented in ‘Illogical Belief’ in response to Schiffer's repetition of his criticism. A fallacy in Schiffer's argument is exposed, invalidly inferring a triadic de re construction from a dyadic one. Lessons are drawn from a corrected version of Schiffer's argument.

Keywords:   belief, illogical, Schiffer

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