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Pure Russellians are allowed not to believe

Pure Russellians are allowed not to believe
Pure Russellians are allowed not to believe
According to Pure Russellianism, if

(1) David believes that Hesperus is a planet

is true,

(2) David believes that Phosphorus is a planet

is also true. It is also usually thought, by friends and foes of Pure Russellianism alike, that on it, when (1) and (2) are true,

(3) David does not believe that Phosphorus is a planet

cannot but be false and because of this, many departed from Pure Russellianism. In this paper, I will show that by relying on the very explanation Pure Russellianism is usually combined with to account for sentences such as (1) and (2) and by acknowledging the well-attested linguistic phenomenon of metalinguistic negation, even if (1) and (2) are true, it is not the case that on Pure Russellianism (3) cannot but be false.
Russellian propositions; Pure Russellianism; Propositional attitude reports; The pragmatic explanation; Metalinguistic negation
0020-174X
Felappi, Giulia
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Felappi, Giulia
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Felappi, Giulia (2021) Pure Russellians are allowed not to believe. Inquiry. (In Press)

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Abstract

According to Pure Russellianism, if

(1) David believes that Hesperus is a planet

is true,

(2) David believes that Phosphorus is a planet

is also true. It is also usually thought, by friends and foes of Pure Russellianism alike, that on it, when (1) and (2) are true,

(3) David does not believe that Phosphorus is a planet

cannot but be false and because of this, many departed from Pure Russellianism. In this paper, I will show that by relying on the very explanation Pure Russellianism is usually combined with to account for sentences such as (1) and (2) and by acknowledging the well-attested linguistic phenomenon of metalinguistic negation, even if (1) and (2) are true, it is not the case that on Pure Russellianism (3) cannot but be false.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 June 2021
Keywords: Russellian propositions; Pure Russellianism; Propositional attitude reports; The pragmatic explanation; Metalinguistic negation

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Local EPrints ID: 449909
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449909
ISSN: 0020-174X
PURE UUID: 312adeb2-fd19-4581-91e0-b51329a643b9
ORCID for Giulia Felappi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0110-6371

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Date deposited: 24 Jun 2021 16:32
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 03:16

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