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Fitting belief

Fitting belief
Fitting belief
Beliefs can be correct or incorrect, and this standard of correctness is widely thought to be fundamental to epistemic normativity. But how should this standard be understood, and in what way is it so fundamental? I argue that we should resist understanding correctness for belief as either a prescriptive or an evaluative norm. Rather, we should understand it as an instance of the distinct normative category of fittingness for attitudes. This yields an attractive account of epistemic reasons.
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The Aristotelian Society
McHugh, Conor
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Soteriou, Matthew
McHugh, Conor
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Soteriou, Matthew

McHugh, Conor (2014) Fitting belief. Soteriou, Matthew (ed.) In Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society: 135th Session. The Aristotelian Society. pp. 1-15 .

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Beliefs can be correct or incorrect, and this standard of correctness is widely thought to be fundamental to epistemic normativity. But how should this standard be understood, and in what way is it so fundamental? I argue that we should resist understanding correctness for belief as either a prescriptive or an evaluative norm. Rather, we should understand it as an instance of the distinct normative category of fittingness for attitudes. This yields an attractive account of epistemic reasons.

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Published date: 10 February 2014
Organisations: Philosophy

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