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Rules regresses

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Is the content of our thoughts determined by norms such as 'if I know that p, then I ought to believe that p'? Gluer and Wikforss (2009) set forth a regress argument for a negative answer. The aim of this paper is to clarify and evaluate this argument. In the first part I show how it (just like an argument from Wittgenstein 1953) can be taken as an instance of an argument schema. In the second part, I evaluate the relevant premises in some detail, and argue that the dialectical situation is slightly more complicated than a 'dilemma of regress and idleness', as Gluer and Wikforss have dubbed it.
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regress, normativity, rule, content

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Wieland, Jan Willem. 2011. “Rules Regresses.” In AGPC 2010 PROCEEDINGS, 79–92. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Philosophy and moral sciences.
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Wieland, J. W. (2011). Rules regresses. AGPC 2010 PROCEEDINGS (pp. 79–92). Presented at the Amsterdam Graduate Philosophy Conference 2010, Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Philosophy and moral sciences.
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Wieland JW. Rules regresses. AGPC 2010 PROCEEDINGS. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Philosophy and moral sciences; 2011. p. 79–92.
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Wieland, Jan Willem. “Rules Regresses.” AGPC 2010 PROCEEDINGS. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Philosophy and moral sciences, 2011. 79–92. Print.
@inproceedings{1980039,
  abstract     = {Is the content of our thoughts determined by norms such as 'if I know that p, then I ought to believe that p'? Gluer and Wikforss (2009) set forth a regress argument for a negative answer. The aim of this paper is to clarify and evaluate this argument. In the first part I show how it (just like an argument from Wittgenstein 1953) can be taken as an instance of an argument schema. In the second part, I evaluate the relevant premises in some detail, and argue that the dialectical situation is slightly more complicated than a 'dilemma of regress and idleness', as Gluer and Wikforss have dubbed it.},
  author       = {Wieland, Jan Willem},
  booktitle    = {AGPC 2010 PROCEEDINGS},
  keyword      = {regress,normativity,rule,content},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Amsterdam, The Netherlands},
  pages        = {79--92},
  publisher    = {Ghent University, Department of Philosophy and moral sciences},
  title        = {Rules regresses},
  url          = {http://www.illc.uva.nl/agpc/agpc10/},
  year         = {2011},
}