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Self-knowledge and embedded operators

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Queen Anne is dead, and it is a fallacy to substitute a definite description for another designator of the same object in stating the content of someone’s propositional attitudes. The fallacy can take subtle forms, as when Godel’s incompleteness theorems are used to argue against mechanistic views of mind. Some instances of the fallacy exemplify a more general logical phenomenon: the set of principles satisfied by one sentential operator can differ from, and even contradict, the set of princi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Analysis Journal website
Volume:
56
Issue:
4
Pages:
202-209
Publication date:
1996-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-8284
ISSN:
0003-2638
URN:
uuid:26c3062e-3990-42ea-8033-36042a5038ce
Local pid:
ora:4082
Language:
English
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