Responsible Belief: A Theory in Ethics and Epistemology

Responsible Belief: A Theory in Ethics and Epistemology

by Rik Peels


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190608118
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 16.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rik Peels is an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His primary research interests are the ethics of belief, ignorance, scientism, and various issues in the philosophy of religion, such as whether God has a sense of humor. He edited Moral and Social Perspectives on Ignorance (2016), and he co-edited The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance (2016) and Scientism: A Philosophical Exposition and Evaluation (OUP, 2017). He also regularly publishes opinion pieces in newspapers, does radio and television interviews, and engages in public debates on several controversial issues in ethics and the philosophy of religion.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Responsible Belief Matters

Chapter 1: Doxastic Responsibility: What Is It?
Chapter 2. The Problem: Doxastic Control and Doxastic Obligations
Chapter 3: The Solution: Doxastic Influence and Intellectual Obligations
Chapter 4: Responsible Belief Entails the Ability to Believe Otherwise
Chapter 5: Responsible Belief Is Radically Subjective
Chapter 6: Responsible Belief Is Compatible with Doxastic Luck

Appendix: Responsible Belief and Epistemically Justified Belief

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