How to Expect a Surprising Exam

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In this talk, I will present a new solution to the well-known paradox of the surprise exam. Despite its apparent triviality, the paradox turns out to touch upon a number of substantial philosophical issues, including that of how we can coherently accept the fact that a great many of our most deeply held beliefs may be (and at least some of them most certainly are) mistaken. In addition, I will offer some general remarks concerning the role that paradoxes play in philosophical reflection.