Believing Against the Evidence: Agency and the Ethics of by Miriam Schleifer McCormick

By Miriam Schleifer McCormick

The query of if it is ever permissible to think on inadequate proof has once more develop into a reside query. better cognizance is now being paid to sensible dimensions of trust, particularly matters relating to epistemic advantage, doxastic accountability, and voluntarism.

In this e-book, McCormick argues that the criteria used to guage ideals will not be remoted from different evaluative domain names. the last word standards for assessing ideals are kind of like these for assessing motion simply because ideals and activities are either items of service provider. vital implications of this thesis, either one of which deviate from the dominant view in modern philosophy, are 1) it may be permissible (and attainable) to think for non-evidential purposes, and a couple of) we have now a powerful regulate over lots of our ideals, a regulate enough to flooring attributions of accountability for belief.

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