Two reasons why epistemic reasons are not object-given reasons

Booth, Anthony Robert (2014) Two reasons why epistemic reasons are not object-given reasons. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 89 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1933-1592

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In this paper I discuss two claims; the first is the claim that state-given reasons for belief are of a radically different kind to object-given reasons for belief. The second is that, where this last claim is true, epistemic reasons are object-given reasons for belief (EOG). I argue that EOG has two implausible consequences: (i) that suspension of judgement can never be epistemically justified, and (ii) that the reason that epistemically justifies a belief that p can never be the reason for which one believes that p.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Anthony Booth
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 15:46
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 01:48

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