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The Ethics of Belief

Richard Feldman

in Evidentialism: Essays in Epistemology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199253722
eISBN:
9780191601361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253722.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses the merits of versions of doxastic voluntarism, the thesis that we form beliefs voluntarily. It criticizes some forms of doxastic voluntarism, but concedes that we do have a kind of ... More


Evidentialism

Richard Feldman and Earl Conee

in Evidentialism: Essays in Epistemology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199253722
eISBN:
9780191601361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253722.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An outline of the evidentialist view of justification, a defense of the view against recent objections, and a presentation of advantages of the view over various rival approaches, including ones that ... More


The Solution: Doxastic Influence and Intellectual Obligations

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/9780190608118.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

The assessment of the four attempts to solve the problem of doxastic involuntarism in chapter 2 leaves only one option, namely to explain doxastic responsibility in terms of influence. On this ... More


Transparent Minds: A Study of Self-Knowledge

Jordi Fernández

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664023
eISBN:
9780191748448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We all seem to know what mental states we are in. At any given moment, we know, for example, what we believe, and what we want. But how do we know that? The project of Transparent Minds is to explain ... More


Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion

Clayton Littlejohn and John Turri (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199660025
eISBN:
9780191772672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660025.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Epistemic norms play an increasingly important role in many current debates in epistemology and beyond. Paramount among these are debates about belief, action, and assertion. Three primary questions ... More


The Unity of Reason

Clayton Littlejohn

in Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199660025
eISBN:
9780191772672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660025.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Cases of reasonable, mistaken belief figure prominently in discussions of the knowledge norm of assertion and practical reason as putative counterexamples to these norms. These cases are supposed to ... More


The Important Roles of Dissent

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

in The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190869229
eISBN:
9780190869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869229.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter offers an overview of the ways in which dissent from a scientific consensus is epistemically valuable. It contends that dissent furthers scientific progress in various ways, including ... More


Dealing with Normatively Inappropriate Dissent

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

in The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190869229
eISBN:
9780190869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869229.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers whether the reliable identification of normatively inappropriate dissent (NID) would be helpful in addressing many of the adverse epistemic and social impacts that can result ... More


The Dual-Aspect Norms of Belief and Assertion: A Virtue Approach to Epistemic Norms

Sarah Wright

in Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199660025
eISBN:
9780191772672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660025.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter suggesteds that rather than a single univocal norm of belief, there is instead a dual-aspect norm of belief, each aspect taking a different form and focusing on a different epistemic ... More


Self-Deception and Self-Knowledge

Jordi Fernández

in Transparent Minds: A Study of Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664023
eISBN:
9780191748448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664023.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter offers an account of a certain variety of self-deception. The account rests on the ‘bypass’ view according to which one forms the thought that one believes something on the basis of ... More


Romantic Empiricism after the “End of Nature”: Contributions to Environmental Philosophy

Dalia Nassar

in The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199976201
eISBN:
9780199395507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976201.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Over the last two decades, environmental theorists have repeatedly pronounced the “end” of nature, arguing that the idea of nature is neither plausible nor desirable. This chapter offers an ... More


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