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Single Idea 6568

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 9. Limits of Reason]

Full Idea

The presence of an inconsistency in the rules that govern a game need not destroy the game.

Gist of Idea

A game can be played, despite having inconsistent rules


Robert Fogelin (Walking the Tightrope of Reason [2003], Ch.2)

Book Reference

Fogelin,Robert: 'Walking the Tightrope of Reason' [OUP 2004], p.47

A Reaction

He only defends this thesis if the inconsistency is away from the main centre of the action. You can't have an inconsistent definition of scoring a goal or a touchdown.