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A luxury of the understanding : on the value of true belief

Author: Allan Hazlett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Allan Hazlett challenges the philosophical assumption of the value of true belief. He critiques the view that true belief is better for us than false belief, and the view that truth is 'the aim of belief'. An alternative picture is provided, on which the fact that some people love truth is all there is to 'the value of true belief'.
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Additional Physical Format: Print:
Hazlett, Allan.
A luxury of the understanding.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Hazlett
ISBN: 9780191761164 0191761168
OCLC Number: 940606400
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PART I: THE EUDAIMONIC VALUE OF TRUE BELIEF; PART II: THE EPISTEMIC VALUE OF TRUE BELIEF
Responsibility: Allan Hazlett.
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