Inquiry and Belief

Noûs 53 (2):296-315 (2019)

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Jane Friedman
New York University
Abstract
In this paper I look at belief and degrees of belief through the lens of inquiry. I argue that belief and degrees of belief play different roles in inquiry. In particular I argue that belief is a “settling” attitude in a way that degrees of belief are not. Along the way I say more about what inquiring amounts to, argue for a central norm of inquiry connecting inquiry and belief and say more about just what it means to have an inquiry or question settled.
Keywords inquiry  belief  credence  norms of inquiry  settling inquiry
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