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Rational Belief: Structure, Grounds, and Intellectual Virtue

Robert Audi


This book provides conceptions of belief and knowledge, offers a theory of how they are grounded, and connects them with the will and thereby with action, moral responsibility, and intellectual virtue. A unifying element is a commitment to representing epistemology—which is centrally concerned with belief—as integrated with a plausible philosophy of mind that does justice both to the nature of belief and to the conditions for its formation and regulation. Part I centers on belief and its relation to the will. It explores our control of our beliefs, and it describes several forms belief may tak ... More

Keywords: belief, disagreement, doxastic voluntarism, intellectual virtue, justification, knowledge, perception, reliability, self-evidence, testimony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190221843
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190221843.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Audi, author
John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame