Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (1):36-52 (2008)

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Kieran Setiya
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Argues that we cannot form beliefs at will without failure of attention or logical confusion. The explanation builds on Williams' argument in "Deciding to Believe," attempting to resolve some well-known difficulties. The paper ends with tentative doubts about the idea of judgement as intentional action.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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DOI 10.1111/j.1475-4975.2008.00164.x
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