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    Verisimilitude by Means of Short Theorems.Peter L. Mott - 1978 - Synthese 38 (2):247 - 273.
    This paper began with the simple object of finding an account that allowed us to compare incompatible false theories. This we achieved with ρ. But that relation is language — or interest — dependent. ρ' is free from this limitation; though thus liberated it is perhaps rather unconcerned about what is true, and further fails to deliver certain intuitive comparisons. Whether ρ is to be preferred to ρ' or vice versa, seems to me a largely fruitless question: In fact it (...)
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    On Chisholm's Paradox.Peter L. Mott - 1973 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 2 (2):197 - 211.
    It has been maintained that we are quite able to express (1*)–(4*) without the introduction of a dyadic deontic operator, provided only that we supply our standard deontic logic with a stronger conditional than material implication. The lesson learned from Chisholm's paradox has been the eminently convincing, indeed obvious, one: that what we ought to do is not determined by what is the case in some perfect world, but by what is the case in the best world we can ‘get (...)
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  3. Haack on Fallibilism.Peter L. Mott - 1980 - Analysis 40 (4):177-183.
    I contend that s. Haack's proposed definition of fallibilism is unsatisfactory being equivalent to the assertion that we can believe anything. I say that fallibilism is best conceived as the doctrine that all our theories are false.
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  4. A Theorem on the Consistency of Circumscription.Peter L. Mott - 1987 - Artificial Intelligence 31 (1):87-98.
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