A Unified Pyrrhonian Resolution of the Toxin Problem, The Surprise Examination and Newcomb’s Puzzle

Goldstein, Laurence and Cave, Peter (2008) A Unified Pyrrhonian Resolution of the Toxin Problem, The Surprise Examination and Newcomb’s Puzzle. American Philosophical Quarterly, 45 (4). pp. 365-376. ISSN 0003-0481. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The three puzzles here considered are shown to have a common structure. And in each, an agent is thrust into a cleverly contrived deliberatively unstable situation. The paper advocates a resolutely Pyrrhonian abandonment of the futile reasoning in which the agent is trapped and advocates an alternative strategy for escape

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Newcomb Kavka Toxin Surprise Examination Pyrrhonian
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Laurence Goldstein
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 10:45
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:03
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13129 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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