Christopher Michael Cloos University of California at Santa Barbara
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My primary research interests are in epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of action. Additional interests include language, logic, science, probability, law, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and early modern philosophy.
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  1. Christopher Cloos (2009). The Evidential Weight of Considered Moral Judgments. Dissertation, San Jose State University
    The input objection to reflective equilibrium (RE) claims that the method fails as a method of moral justification. According to the objection considered moral judgments(CMJs) are not truth‐conducive. Because the method uses inputs that are not credible the method does not generate justified moral beliefs. I solve the input objection by reinterpreting RE using contemporary developments in ethical intuitionism. In the first half of the thesis I setup the input objection, explore potential responses to the objection and uncover the best (...)
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  2. Christopher Michael Cloos (forthcoming). Responsibilist Evidentialism. Philosophical Studies:1-18.
    When is a person justified in believing a proposition? In this paper, I defend a view according to which a person is justified in believing a proposition just in case the person’s evidence sufficiently supports the proposition and the person responsibly acquired and sustained the evidence that supports the proposition. This view overcomes a deficiency in a prominent theory of epistemic justification. As championed by Earl Conee and Richard Feldman, Evidentialism is a theory subject to counterexamples at the hands of (...)
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