Epistemic dependence

Journal of Philosophy 82 (7):335-349 (1985)
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John Hardwig
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract
find myself believing all sorts 0f things for which I d0 not possess evidence: that smoking cigarettes causes lung cancer, that my car keeps stalling because the carburetor needs LO be rebuilt, that mass media threaten democracy, that slums cause emotional disorders, that my irregular heart beat is premature ventricular contraction, that students} grades are not correlated with success in the ncmacadcmic world, that nuclear power plants are not safe (enough) . . . The list 0f things I believe, though I have no evidence for the truth of them, is, if not infinite, virtually endless. And..
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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DOI jphil198582747
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