What Good are Counterexamples?

Abstract

The following kind of scenario is familiar throughout analytic philosophy. A bold philosopher proposes that all Fs are Gs. Another philosopher proposes a particular case that is, intuitively, an F but not a G. If intuition is right, then the bold philosopher is mistaken. Alternatively, if the bold philosopher is right, then intuition is mistaken, and we… (More)

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@inproceedings{Weatherson2012WhatGA, title={What Good are Counterexamples?}, author={Brian Weatherson}, year={2012} }