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On an alleged truth/falsity asymmetry in context shifting experiments
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. (Language and Cognition)
2012 (English)In: Philosophical quarterly (Print), ISSN 0031-8094, E-ISSN 1467-9213, Vol. 62, no 248, 530-545 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Keith DeRose has argued that context shifting experiments should be designed in a specific way in order to accommodate what he calls a ‘truth/falsity asymmetry’. I explain and critique DeRose’s reasons for proposing this modification to contextualist methodology, drawing on recent experimental studies of DeRose’s bank cases as well as experimental findings about the verification of affirmative and negative statements. While DeRose’s arguments for his particular modification to contextualist methodology fail, the lesson of his proposal is that there is good reason to pay close attention to several subtle aspects of the design of context shifting experiments.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2012. Vol. 62, no 248, 530-545 p.
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contextualism, intuitions, thought experiments, methodology, epistemology
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Theoretical Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54170DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2012.00059.xISI: 000305474100005OAI: diva2:516265

Article first published online: 10 APR 2012

Available from: 2012-04-18 Created: 2012-04-17 Last updated: 2012-07-17Bibliographically approved

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