By Miriam Schleifer McCormick
The query of if it is ever permissible to think on inadequate proof has once more develop into a dwell query. better awareness is now being paid to functional dimensions of trust, particularly matters regarding epistemic advantage, doxastic accountability, and voluntarism.
In this publication, McCormick argues that the criteria used to guage ideals aren't remoted from different evaluative domain names. the final word standards for assessing ideals are similar to these for assessing motion simply because ideals and activities are either items of employer. very important 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 pair of) now we have a powerful regulate over lots of our ideals, a keep watch over adequate to floor attributions of accountability for belief.
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Believing Against the Evidence: Agency and the Ethics of Belief (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) by Miriam Schleifer McCormick