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By Glenn W. Erickson

Dictionary of Paradox is an interesting reference paintings for students, scholars, and most of the people. It describes these paradoxes which are both specially attention-grabbing this day or that experience a continuous curiosity from the ancient viewpoint. every one major access involves 4 elements: a press release of the anomaly, an evidence of its paradoxicality, a dialogue of tried or accredited resolutions, and a listing of readings. additionally, there are different entries explaining phrases when it comes to paradoxes, directory substitute names for the most entries, or discussing variations of the entries. All info is commonly cross-referenced.

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DOGMATISM PARADOX, THE. This epistemol ogical paradox was first formali zed by Gil bert Harman . Formulation. "If I know that h i s true, I know that any evidence agai nst h i s evidence agai nst something that is true ; so I know that such evidence i s mi sleading. But I shoul d disregard evidence that I know i s mi sleadi ng. So, once I know that h i s true, I am i n a position to di sregard any future evidence that seems to ten against h. (Harman, 148) Explanation. It is certainly a reasonable policy to disregard mi sleading evi dence.

Hence al l evi dence against what I know to be true ought to be di sregarded. Yet i s seems overly dogmatic to i gnore all evidence that runs counter to what one knows to be true. Resolution. Both Norman Malcolm and Peter Unger support arguments of thi s kind , but with differing results. For whereas Malcolm thinks there are thi n g s so w e l l known th at countervai l in g evi d e nce s h ould b e d i sre garded, Unger believes that the argument shows that clai ms to knowledge are i ntrinsicall y dogmatic.

Tomberlin, Fre ge and Guise Theory: A Note on the Methodology of Dia-Philosophical Comparisons. " Synthese 6 1 ( 1984) : 135- 148. l-lilpinen, Risto, ed. Deontic Logic: Introductory and Sys tema t ic Readings. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1 97 1 . , Dictionary of Paradox I H�:TE RRENCE, THE PARADOX OF. � ·,a l ne theory, i n \v hich al l actors are assumed to be ful l y rational . Fo rmulation . I n order to di ssuade the enemy from l aunching a nuclear I i rst stri ke, i t is best for the agent to adopt the policy of respondi ng to a I i rst stri ke \vith a retal iatory nuclear strike.

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