Philosophy Compass 6 (1):33-43 (2011)

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Berislav Marušić
University of Edinburgh
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The ethics of belief is concerned with the question what we should believe. According to evidentialism, one should believe something if and only if one has adequate evidence for what one believes. According to classic pragmatism, other features besides evidence, such as practical reasons, can make it the case that one should believe something. According to a new kind of pragmatism, some epistemic notions may depend on one’s practical interests, even if what one should believe is independent of one’s practical reasons. In this paper I recount and briefly assess the debate between evidentialism and pragmatism.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00368.x
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