Reliability Connections Between Conceivability and Inconceivability
Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2005
Volume 60, Issue 2, pages 195–205, June 2006
How to Cite
Murphy, P. (2006), Reliability Connections Between Conceivability and Inconceivability. Dialectica, 60: 195–205. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2005.01045.x
- Issue online: 10 NOV 2005
- Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2005
Conceivability is an important source of our beliefs about what is possible; inconceivability is an important source of our beliefs about what is impossible. What are the connections between the reliability of these sources? If one is reliable, does it follow that the other is also reliable? The central contention of this paper is that suitably qualified the reliability of inconceivability implies the reliability of conceivability, but the reliability of conceivability fails to imply the reliability of inconceivability.