Philosophy Compass 15 (6):1–13 (2020)

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Elizabeth Jackson
Australian National University
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Sometimes epistemologists theorize about belief, a tripartite attitude on which one can believe, withhold belief, or disbelieve a proposition. In other cases, epistemologists theorize about credence, a fine-grained attitude that represents one’s subjective probability or confidence level toward a proposition. How do these two attitudes relate to each other? This article explores the relationship between belief and credence in two categories: descriptive and normative. It then explains the broader significance of the belief-credence connection and concludes with general lessons from the debate thus far.
Keywords Belief  Credence  Degree of Belief  Reduction  Lockean Thesis  Epistemic Rationality  Lottery Paradox  Preface Paradox  Statistical Evidence
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12668
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