Doxastic decisions and controlling belief

Acta Analytica 21 (1):102-114 (2006)
I critique Matthias Steup’s account of exercising direct voluntary control over coming to have doxastic attitudes via doxastic decisions. I show that the sort of agency Steup argues is exercised in doxastic decision-making is not sufficient for agents to exercise direct voluntary control over their doxastic attitudes. This counts against such putative decisions being the locus of direct control in doxastic agency. Finally, I briefly consider what, if any, consequences the failure of Steup’s theory of doxastic agency may have for epistemic deontologism
Keywords doxastic voluntarism  doxastic attitudes  action  agency  epistemic deontology  epistemic justification
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-006-1017-7
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