On the Very Idea of Undercutting Defeat

Logos and Episteme 12 (4):403-412 (2021)
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Abstract

My aim in this paper is to cast doubt on the idea of undercutting defeat by showing that it is beset by some serious problems. I examine a number of attempts to specify the conditions for undercutting defeat and find them to be defective. Absent further attempts, and on the basis of the considerations offered, I conclude that an adequate notion of undercutting defeat is lacking.

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Erhan Demircioglu
Koc University

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