Midwest Studies in Philosophy 45:505-524 (2021)

Duncan Pritchard
University of California, Irvine
What is the relationship between inquiry and doubt? Understanding this relationship involves confronting a range of questions. These include: what is required to motivate inquiry, what does it take to legitimately settle inquiry, and what is the goal of inquiry? These questions will be approached via the consideration of an influential proposal regarding the relationship between belief, doubt and inquiry offered in recent work by Jane Friedman. In critiquing this proposal we will be able to better understand what motivates a certain knowledge-based conception of the goal of inquiry, and also clarify the role of truth and doubt in inquiry.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/msp202110611
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