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  1. William Ramsey (1990). Where Does the Self-Refutation Objection Take Us? Inquiry 33 (December):453-65.score: 180.0
    Eliminative materialism is the position that common?sense psychology is false and that beliefs and desires, like witches and demons, do not exist. One of the most popular criticisms of this view is that it is self?refuting or, in some sense, incoherent. Hence, it is often claimed that eliminativism is not only implausible, but necessarily false. Below, I assess the merits of this objection and find it seriously wanting. I argue that the self?refutation objection is (at best) a misleading reformulation of (...)
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  2. Mehmet M. Erginel (2009). Relativism and Self-Refutation in the 'Theaetetus'. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 37:1-45.score: 180.0
    Plato argues, at Theaetetus 170e-171c, that Protagoras’ relativism is self-refuting. This argument, known as the ‘exquisite argument’, and its merits have been the subject of much controversy over the past few decades. Burnyeat (1976b) has argued in defense of Plato’s argument, but his reconstruction of the argument has been criticized as question-begging. After offering an interpretation of Protagoras’ relativism, I argue that the exquisite argument is successful, for reasons that Burnyeat hints at but fails to develop sufficiently. I consider Protagorean (...)
     
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  3. Victor Reppert (1991). Ramsey on Eliminativism and Self-Refutation. Inquiry 34 (4):499-508.score: 150.0
  4. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1996). Unloading the Self-Refutation Charge. In Roger T. Ames & Wimal Dissanayake (eds.), Self and Deception: A Cross-Cultural Philosophical Enquiry. Albany: SUNY Press.score: 144.0
     
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  5. Luca Castagnoli (2010). Ancient Self-Refutation: The Logic and History of the Self-Refutation Argument From Democritus to Augustine. Cambridge University Press.score: 132.0
    Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Truth, <span class='Hi'>Falsehood</span> and Self-Refutation: 1. Preliminaries; 2. A modern approach: Mackie on the absolute self-refutation of 'nothing is true'; 3. Setting the ancient stage: Dissoi Logoi 4.6; 4. Self-refutation and dialectic: Plato; 5. Speaking to Antiphasis: Aristotle; 6. Introducing peritroph: Sextus Empiricus; 7. Augustine's turn; 8. Interim conclusions; Part II. Pragmatic, Ad Hominem and Operational Self-Refutation: 9. Epicurus against the determinist: blame and reversal; 10. Anti-sceptical dilemmas: pragmatic or (...)
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  6. Nick Trakakis (2006). Nietzsche's Perspectivism and Problems of Self-Refutation. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (1):91-110.score: 104.0
    Nietzsche’s perspectivism has aroused the perplexity of many a recent commentator, not least because of the doctrine’s apparent self-refuting character. If, as Nietzsche holds, there are no facts but only interpretations, then how are we to understand this claim itself? Nietzsche’s perspectivism must be construed either as a fact or as one further interpretation—but in the former case the doctrine is clearly self-refuting, while in the latter case any reasons or arguments one may have in support of one’s perspective are (...)
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  7. Joseph Wayne Smith (1985). Meiland and the Self-Refutation of Protagorean Relativism. Grazer Philosophische Studien 23:119-128.score: 96.0
    In this paper I shall attempt to perform two tasks; first, to defend James Jordan's recent self-referential arguments for the inconsistency of Protagorean relativism from the criticisms of Jack Meiland, and second, to contribute towards the cause of undermining Protagorean and conceptual relativism by criticizing Meiland's own explication of the notion of relative truth.
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  8. M. F. Burnyeat (1976). Protagoras and Self-Refutation in Plato's Theaetetus. Philosophical Review 85 (2):172-195.score: 90.0
  9. Uwe Steinhoff (2013). Rodin on Self-Defense and the “Myth” of National Self-Defense: A Refutation. Philosophia 41 (4):1017-1036.score: 90.0
    David Rodin denies that defensive wars against unjust aggression can be justified if the unjust aggression limits itself, for example, to the annexation of territory, the robbery of resources or the restriction of political freedom, but would endanger the lives, bodily integrity or freedom from slavery of the citizens only if the unjustly attacked state (or someone else) actually resisted the aggression. I will argue that Rodin’s position is not correct. First, Rodin’s comments on the necessity condition and its relation (...)
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  10. J. L. Mackie (1964). Self-Refutation--A Formal Analysis. Philosophical Quarterly 14 (56):193-203.score: 90.0
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  11. M. F. Burnyeat (1976). Protagoras and Self-Refutation in Later Greek Philosophy. Philosophical Review 85 (1):44-69.score: 90.0
  12. Robert Lockie (2003). Relativism and Reflexivity. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 11 (3):319 – 339.score: 90.0
    This paper develops a version of the self-refutation argument against relativism in the teeth of the prevailing response by relativists: that this argument begs the question against them. It is maintained that although weaker varieties of relativism are not self-refuting, strong varieties are faced by this argument with a choice between making themselves absolute (one thing is absolutely true - relativism); or reflexive (relativism is 'true for' the relativist). These positions are in direct conflict. The commonest response, Reflexive Relativism, (...)
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  13. Scott F. Aikin & J. Aaron Simmons (2009). Levinasian Otherism, Skepticism, and the Problem of Self-Refutation. Philosophical Forum 40 (1):29-54.score: 90.0
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  14. M. F. Burnyeat (1976). Erratum: "Protagoras and Self-Refutation in Later Greek Philosophy". Philosophical Review 85 (3):436 -.score: 90.0
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  15. Alan Bailey (1990). Pyrrhonean Scepticism and the Self-Refutation Argument. Philosophical Quarterly 40 (158):27-44.score: 90.0
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  16. Katie Terezakis, J.G. Hamann and the Self-Refutation of Radical Orthodoxy.score: 90.0
  17. J. Barnes (2012). Ancient Self-Refutation: The Logic and History of the Self-Refutation Argument From Democritus to Augustine, by Luca Castagnoli. Mind 121 (482):478-485.score: 90.0
  18. Mark L. Mcpherran (1987). Skeptical Homeopathy and Self-Refutation. Phronesis 32 (1):290-328.score: 90.0
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  19. Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson (1994). Plato's Self-Refutation Argument in "Theaetetus" 171A-C Revisited. Phronesis 39 (2):136 - 149.score: 90.0
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  20. Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson (1994). Plato's Self‐Refutation Argument in Theaetetus 171A‐C Revisited. Phronesis 39 (2):136-149.score: 90.0
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  21. Mary Katrina Krizan (2011). Luca Castagnoli. Ancient Self-Refutation: The Logic and History of the Self-Refutation Argument From Democritus to Augustine. Augustinian Studies 42 (2):316-319.score: 90.0
  22. F. C. S. Schiller (1914). Prof. Ross on Aristotle's Self-Refutation. Mind 23 (92):558-563.score: 90.0
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  23. W. L. Bonney (1966). Operational Self-Refutation. Philosophical Quarterly 16 (65):348-351.score: 90.0
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  24. Roy W. Perrett (1984). Self-Refutation in Indian Philosophy. Journal of Indian Philosophy 12 (3):237-263.score: 90.0
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  25. A. Quale (2010). Objections to Radical Constructivism. Constructivist Foundations 6 (1):12-18.score: 90.0
    Context: A number of objections that are frequently raised in the literature against radical constructivism, including: the charge of solipsism, allegations of self-refutation, social and moral reservations, and the accusation that RC cannot explain the success of science. Problem: These four objections are sought to be refuted. Results: 1. Solipsism is only troublesome against the background of a realist ontological perspective. 2. The truth-value of any proposition is only defined relative to some ontological context, thus self-refutation, as constituting (...)
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  26. Jonathan Bennett (1965). Review: J. L. Mackie, Self-Refutation--A Formal Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 30 (3):365-366.score: 90.0
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  27. Carl Page (1992). On Being False by Self-Refutation. Metaphilosophy 23 (4):410-426.score: 90.0
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  28. Vasilis Politis (2012). Self-Refutation (L.) Castagnoli Ancient Self-Refutation. The Logic and History of the Self-Refutation Argument From Democritus to Augustine. Pp. Xx + 394, Ills. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Cased, £60. ISBN: 978-0-521-89631-3. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 62 (1):86-88.score: 90.0
  29. Allan Silverman (2012). Ancient Self-Refutation: The Logic and History of the Self-Refutation Argument From Democritus to Augustine. By Luca Castagnoli. Ancient Philosophy 32 (2):458-461.score: 90.0
  30. J. Boyle (2005). Free Choice, Incommensurable Goods and the Self-Refutation of Determinism. American Journal of Jurisprudence 50 (1):139-163.score: 90.0
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  31. Henry W. Johnstone Jr (1964). Self-Refutation and Validity. The Monist 48 (4):467 - 485.score: 90.0
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  32. James Marshall, Michael Peters & Miles Shepheard (1981). Self Refutation Arguments Against Young's Epistemology. Educational Philosophy and Theory 13 (2):43–50.score: 90.0
  33. Mark Ressler (2012). Thoroughly Relativistic Perspectives. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 53 (1):89-112.score: 90.0
    This article formulates five relative systems to evaluate the charge of self-refutation with regard to global relativism. It is demonstrated that all five of these systems support models with at least one thoroughly relativistic perspective. However, when these systems are extended to include an operator expressing the valuation of statements in a perspective, only one relative system, based on a nonnormal modal logic, supports a thoroughly relativistic perspective.
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  34. M. Baur (2005). Incommensurable Goods, Alternative Possibilities, and the Self-Refutation of the Self-Refutation of Determinism. American Journal of Jurisprudence 50 (1):165-171.score: 90.0
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  35. Henry W. Johnstone Jr (1964). Self-Refutation and Validity. The Monist 48 (4):467-485.score: 90.0
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  36. Tim McGrew (1994). Scientific Progress, Relativism, and Self-Refutation. Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 2 (1).score: 90.0
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  37. Andrew Beards (1995). Self-Refutation and Self-Knowledge. Gregorianum 76 (3):555-573.score: 90.0
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  38. P. Davson-Galle (1991). Can Relativism About Truth Avoid Self-Refutation?'. Metaphilosophy 22:175-178.score: 90.0
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  39. Gail Fine (1998). Relativism and Self-Refutation: Plato, Protagoras, and Burnyeat. In J. Gentzler (ed.), Method in Ancient Greek Philosophy. The Clarendon Press.score: 90.0
     
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  40. Hallvard Fossheim (2012). Dialectic as Inter-Personal Activity: Self-Refutation and Dialectic in Plato and Aristotle / Luca Castagnoli ; The Role of the Respondent in Plato and Aristotle / Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila ; Division as a Method in Plato. In Jakob L. Fink (ed.), The Development of Dialectic From Plato to Aristotle. Cambridge University Press.score: 90.0
  41. R. J. Hankinson (2007). Self-Refutation and the Sorites. In Myles Burnyeat & Dominic Scott (eds.), Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat. Oxford University Press. 351.score: 90.0
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  42. Jim Slagle (2013). Self-Refutation and Self-Defeat. Logique Et Analyse 222:157-164.score: 90.0
     
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  43. Renata Zieminska (2011). Self-Refutation and Ancient Skepticism. Filozofia Nauki 19 (3):151.score: 90.0
     
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  44. Renata Ziemińska (2012). Sextan Skepticism and Self-Refutation. Polish Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):89-99.score: 90.0
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  45. Audun Øfsti & Dag Østerberg (1982). Self-Defeating Predictions and the Fixed-Point Theorem: A Refutation. Inquiry 25 (3):331 – 352.score: 78.0
    Anti-naturalistic critics of Unity of Science have often tried to establish a fundamental difference between social and physical science on the grounds that research in the social field (unlike physical research) seems to interfere with the original situations so as to make accurate predictions impossible. A 'social' prediction may, e.g., itself influence the course of events so that the prediction proves false. H. A. Simon has dealt with such effects of predictions in a well-known article. Drawing on a mathematical theorem, (...)
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  46. Alex Rajczi (2011). The Argument From Self-Creation: A Refutation of Act-Consequentialism and a Defense of Moral Options. American Philosophical Quarterly 48 (4):315.score: 72.0
    The standard form of act-consequentialism requires us to perform the action with the best consequences; it allows choice between moral options only on those rare occasions when several actions produce equally good results. This paper argues for moral options and thus against act-consequentialism. The argument turns on the insight that some valuable things cannot exist unless our moral system allows options. One such thing is the opportunity for individuals to enact plans for their life from among alternatives. Because planning one’s (...)
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  47. Jonathan Vogel (1993). The Problem of Self-Knowledge in Kant's "Refutation of Idealism": Two Recent Views. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (4):875-887.score: 72.0
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  48. N. H. Samtani (2009). Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons: Vasubandhu's “Refutation of the Theory of a Self” (Review). Philosophy East and West 59 (1):pp. 108-112.score: 72.0
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  49. Louise Cummings (2001). Self-Refutations and Much More: The Dialectical Thinking of Hilary Putnam. Theoria 16 (2):237-268.score: 72.0
    In the following discussion, I examine what constitutes the dialectical strain in Putnam’s thought. As part of this examination, I consider Putnam’s (1981) criticism of the fact/value dichotomy. I compare this criticism to Putnam’s analysis of the metaphysical realist’s position, a position which has occupied Putnam’s thinking more than any other philosophical stance. I describe how Putnam pursues a chargeof self-refutation against the metaphysical realist and against the proponent of a fact/value dichotomy, a charge which assumes dialectical significance. So (...)
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  50. Jack W. Meiland (1979). Is Protagorean Relativism Self-Refuting? Grazer Philosophische Studien 9:51-68.score: 72.0
    This paper first explains why the charge of self-refutation against extreme relativism is so important and then defends extreme relativism against two of the most recent and most sophisticated accusations of self-refutation. It is shown that these accusations seem plausible only because they illicitly employ principles appropriate only to absolute truth; hence these accusations are unsound. One central topic of discussion in the paper is the relation between "a believes that p" and "p is true for a".
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