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Being Rational and Being Right

Juan Comesaña


This book defends a cluster of theses related to the rationality of action and belief. The starting point is that rational action requires rational belief but tolerates false belief. From there, it argues for a novel account of empirical evidence according to which said evidence consists of the content of undefeated experiences. This view, “Experientialism,” differs from the two main views of empirical evidence on offer nowadays: Factualism, according to which our evidence is what we know, and Psychologism, according to which our experiences themselves are evidence. The book argues that Experi ... More

Keywords: practical rationality, theoretical rationality, Bayesianism, knowledge-first, false evidence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198847717
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198847717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juan Comesaña, author
University of Arizona