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Responsible belief : a theory in ethics and epistemology

Author: Rik Peels
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What we believe and what we do not believe has a great impact on what we do and fail to do. Hence, if we want to act responsibly, we should believe responsibly. However, do we have the kind of control over our beliefs that such responsibility for our beliefs seems to require? Do we have certain obligations to control or influence our beliefs on particular occasions? And do we sometimes believe responsibly despite  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rik Peels
ISBN: 9780190608118 0190608110
OCLC Number: 956633856
Description: xiv, 272 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why responsible belief matters --
Doxastic responsibility: what is it? --
The problem: doxastic control and doxastic obligations --
The solution: doxastic influence --
Responsible belief entails the ability to believe otherwise --
Responsible belief is radically subjective --
Responsible belief is compatible.
Responsibility: Rik Peels.

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This book develops and defends a theory of responsible belief. The author argues that we lack control over our beliefs, but that we can nonetheless influence them. It is because we have intellectual  Read more...

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