WHAT WILLIAMSON'S ANTI-LUMINOSITY ARGUMENT REALLY IS

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Williamson argues that when one feels cold, one may not be in a position to know that one feels cold. He thinks this argument can be generalized to show that no mental states are such that when we are in them we are in a position to know that we are in them. I argue that his argument is a sorites argument in disguise because it relies on the implicit premise that warming up is gradual. Williamson claims that his argument is not a sorites argument; I explain why he has not given us any reason to accept the claim.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0114.2008.00335.x

Affiliations: Department of Philosophy California State University, Chico

Publication date: December 1, 2008

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