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The Ethics of Belief

Jonathan Matheson and Rico Vitz


This book is divided into two sections. The first focuses on questions surrounding the ethics of belief from an individualistic framework. It begins by examining the question of doxastic voluntarism—i.e., the extent to which people have control over their beliefs. It then shifts to focusing on the kinds of character that epistemic agents should cultivate, what their epistemic ends ought to be, and the way in which these issues are related to other traditional questions in epistemology. The section concludes by examining questions of epistemic value, of whether knowledge is in some sense primar ... More

Keywords: Epistemology, Justification, Evidence, Belief, Disagreement, Virtue, Knowledge, Normativity, Social Psychology

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199686520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686520.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Matheson, editor
University of North Florida

Rico Vitz, editor
Azusa Pacific University

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