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Gullible Yet Intelligible

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In this paper I describe the imaginary community of Gullible. Gulliblians are led by moralpressures to believe whatever they are told and, in the scenario that I sketch, this leads to themhaving widespread contradictory beliefs. This community is nevertheless intelligible to us givenwhat we know about their situation and their moral code. Davidson, however, holds there to bewhat I call a logicist constraint on interpretation: thinkers can only be interpreted if a goodproportion of their beliefs are rational and, for Davidson, rationality entails logical consistency.The possibility of Gullible therefore forces us to reject this logicist aspect of Davidson'saccount of interpretation and intelligibility.

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