Kant on the Ethics of Belief

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 114 (3pt3):317-334 (2014)
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Alix Cohen
University of Edinburgh
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In this paper, I explore the possibility of developing a Kantian account of the ethics of belief by deploying the tools provided by Kant's ethics. To do so, I reconstruct epistemic concepts and arguments on the model of their ethical counterparts, focusing on the notions of epistemic principle, epistemic maxim and epistemic universalizability test. On this basis, I suggest that there is an analogy between our position as moral agents and as cognizers: our actions and our thoughts are subject to the same rational norm
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2014.00375.x
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