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Testimonial Justification and Transindividual Reasons

Frederick F. Schmitt

in The Epistemology of Testimony

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199276011
eISBN:
9780191706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276011.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter defends the view that testimonially justified belief is social in the sense that in some cases it depends on the testifier's possessing good reasons for the belief. It is clearly too ... More


Introduction: Why Responsible Belief Matters

Rik Peels

in Responsible Belief: A Theory in Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190608118
eISBN:
9780190608132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608118.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This Introduction explains the purpose of the book: giving an analysis of responsible belief. It provides several examples of cases in which people fail to believe responsibly, such as that of the ... More


Responsible Belief: A Theory in Ethics and Epistemology

Rik Peels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190608118
eISBN:
9780190608132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608118.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

What we believe and fail to believe has a great impact on what we do. This is true for extreme beliefs, such as fundamentalist beliefs, but also more mundane beliefs. Hence, if we want to act ... More


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