Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Doxastic Voluntarism Paradox

The following strikes me as paradox-ish, if not outright paradoxical:

(DVP): Jennifer refuses to beleive in doxastic voluntarism.

Remarks and assumptions:

1. S can refuse to believe that P only if doxastic voluntarism is true
(seems prima facie reasonable).

2. Jennifer believes 1 (I hereby stipulate that).