Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 82 (2):157–177 (2001)

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Simon Evnine
University of Miami
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I argue that it is not ideally rational to believe that some of one's current beliefs are false, despite the impressive inductive evidence concerning others and our former selves. One's own current beliefs represent a commitment which would be undermined by taking some of them to be false. The nature of this commitment is examined in the light of Nagel's distinction between subjective and objective points of view. Finally, I suggest how we might acknowledge our fallibility consistently with this special attitude to our own beliefs.
Keywords fallibility  belief  Preface
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0114.00123
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