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Erhan DEMIRCIOGLU ABSTRACT: My main aim in this paper is to show that Kolodny’s intriguing argument against wide-scopism – ‘the Reasoning Argument’ – fails. A proper evaluation of the Reasoning Argument requires drawing two significant distinctions, one between thin and thick rational transitions and the other between bare-bones wide-scopism (and narrow-scopism) and embellished wide-scopism (and narrow-scopism). The Reasoning Argument is …

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Ought we to believe the truth and nothing but the truth? Two arguments for the wide scope version of the truth norm (pages 179-195)

Daniel RÖNNEDAL ABSTRACT: According to the so-called truth norm, we ought to believe that A if and only if A is true. There are many possible interpretations of this norm. What does ‘ought’ in this norm mean? Does ‘ought’ have a wide or a narrow scope, etc.? In this paper, I will investigate one version of this norm and I …

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