File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2001/habermas.0102, message 40

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 08:58:08 -0800 (PST)
Subject: HAB: Thanks, Re: Isn't inquiry defeasible, ...?

Bill Hord: Thanks! Very thought-provoking response! I think you have
right, largely. 

By the way, 'defeasible' is also used by Analytical philosophy--I
think it's used fairly commonly; in particular, it was a recent
discussion in Analytical philosophy of mind, using 'defeasibility'
(of one's certainty about one's own mental contents), that caused me
to wonder yesterday about the relationship between 'fallibilism' and

Matthew: Thanks also for your comments--and the reference. It was
partly your recent postings that brought to mind my question about


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