American Philosophical Quarterly 53 (3):245-258 (2016)

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Robin McKenna
University of Liverpool
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This paper develops a “Cliffordian” argument for a common epistemic norm governing belief, action, and assertion. The idea is that beliefs are the sorts of things that lead to actions and assertions. What each of us believes influences what we act on and assert, and in turn influences what those around us believe, act on, and assert. Belief, action, and assertion should be held to a common epistemic norm because, otherwise, this system will become contaminated. The paper finishes by drawing out the relativistic implications of the Cliffordian argument.
Keywords ethics of belief  epistemic norms  norms of assertion
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