Evidentialism and the Will to Believe, by Scott Aikin [Book Review]

Teaching Philosophy 38 (2):246-250 (2015)

Trevor Hedberg
Ohio State University
This paper is a book review of Scott Aikin's (2014) Evidentialism and the Will to Believe. Beyond a brief summary of the text, the review focuses on the book's pedagogical merits. I conclude that the book would be worth adopting for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses that cover the ethics of belief in detail, though the hardcover edition of the book is rather pricey.
Keywords Ethics of Belief  W. K. Clifford  William James  Evidentialism  Epistemic Normativity
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil201538238
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The Will to Believe.William James - 1896 - The New World 5:327--347.
The Ethics of Belief.William Clifford - 1879 - In Brian Davies (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
``The Ethics of Belief".W. K. Clifford - 1877 - In The Ethics of Belief and Other Essays. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. pp. 70-97.

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