I formulate and criticise a condition that captures some recent ideas on the nature of pretence, namely, the disbelief condition. According to an initial understanding of this condition, an agent who is pretending that P must also disbelieve that P. I criticise this idea by proposing a counterexample showing that an agent may be in a state of pretence that does not imply disbelief in what is pretended. I also draw some general conclusions about the nature of pretence.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy|
|Early online date||10 Oct 2021|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 10 Oct 2021|
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