[FOM] Moore on modality

T.Forster@dpmms.cam.ac.uk T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 8 18:14:08 EDT 2010

I don't think it's a puzzle about *modality*. The version i remember is `It 
is raining and i do not believe it' - which could well be true, but not if 
it is believed by the speaker. Try googling `Moore's paradox'; That should 
so it.

On Oct 8 2010, Michael Carroll wrote:

> I believe G.E. Moore, perhaps in one of his essays, remarks that "It is 
> raining, and it's possible that it isn't" is logically odd, or words to 
> that effect. Unfortunately I've lost track of the reference, and can't 
> seem to locate it. Can anyone supply it? Thanks.
>Michael Carroll
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>FOM at cs.nyu.edu

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