Moore's Paradox, Truth and Accuracy

Acta Analytica 26 (3):243-255 (2011)
G. E. Moore famously observed that to assert ‘I went to the pictures last Tuesday but I do not believe that I did’ would be ‘absurd’. Moore calls it a ‘paradox’ that this absurdity persists despite the fact that what I say about myself might be true. Krista Lawlor and John Perry have proposed an explanation of the absurdity that confines itself to semantic notions while eschewing pragmatic ones. We argue that this explanation faces four objections. We give a better explanation of the absurdity both in assertion and in belief that avoids our four objections
Keywords Moore  Paradox  Assertion  Belief  Pragmatic  Semantic
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-010-0110-0
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