============================== CFJ 1778 ==============================
Judging UNDECIDABLE is permissible.
Called by root: 04 Nov 2007 20:03:25 GMT
Assigned to Murphy: 04 Nov 2007 21:51:11 GMT
Judged FALSE by Murphy: 10 Nov 2007 19:24:00 GMT
First, the veracity of the statement is not irrelevant to the game, as
the outcome of this case determines whether or not the Initiator wins
the game; a judgement of IRRELEVANT is thus inappropriate to this
Second, the statement of this case is deliberately vague; it does not
specify the circumstances to which it applies, but an UNDECIDABLE
judgement is permissible iff it is appropriate. Therefore, a
judgement of UNDECIDABLE is appropriate for this case per R591,
whereas judgements of TRUE and FALSE clearly are not.
Finally, because exactly one of (TRUE, FALSE, UNDECIDABLE) is clearly
appropriate for this case, and the other two are clearly
inappropriate, a judgement of UNDETERMINED is also inappropriate for
The Initiator therefore recommends a judgement of UNDECIDABLE for this
case, it being the only appropriate possibility.
Judge Murphy's Arguments:
I interpret the statement of CFJ 1778 as "Judging UNDECIDABLE is
permissible in all circumstances in which a judgement is to be
rendered". Judging UNDECIDABLE is permissible in some such
circumstances, but not all of them. Therefore, I judge CFJ 1778
to be FALSE.