What is rational belief?

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Dutant, Julien and Littlejohn, Clayton. (2023). What is rational belief? Nous. pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12456
AuthorsDutant, Julien and Littlejohn, Clayton
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A theory of rational belief should get the cases right. It should also reach its verdicts using the right theoretical assumptions. Leading theories seem to predict the wrong things. With only one exception, they don't accommodate principles that we should use to explain these verdicts. We offer a theory of rational belief that combines an attractive picture of epistemic desirability with plausible principles connecting desirability to rationality.

Year2023
JournalNous
Journal citationpp. 1-27
PublisherWiley Periodicals LLC
ISSN0029-4624
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12456
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