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Is the norm on belief evaluative?: a response to McHugh

Is the norm on belief evaluative?: a response to McHugh
Is the norm on belief evaluative?: a response to McHugh
We respond to Conor McHugh's claim that an evaluative account of the normative relation between belief and truth is preferable to a prescriptive account. We claim that his arguments fail to establish this. We then draw a more general sceptical conclusion: we take our arguments to put pressure on any attempt to show that an evaluative account will fare better than a prescriptive account. We briefly express scepticism about whether McHugh's more recent ‘fitting attitude’ account fares better.
0279-0750
128-145
Greenberg, Alexander
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Cowie, Christopher
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Greenberg, Alexander
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Cowie, Christopher
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Greenberg, Alexander and Cowie, Christopher (2017) Is the norm on belief evaluative?: a response to McHugh. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 98 (S1), 128-145. (doi:10.1111/papq.12158).

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We respond to Conor McHugh's claim that an evaluative account of the normative relation between belief and truth is preferable to a prescriptive account. We claim that his arguments fail to establish this. We then draw a more general sceptical conclusion: we take our arguments to put pressure on any attempt to show that an evaluative account will fare better than a prescriptive account. We briefly express scepticism about whether McHugh's more recent ‘fitting attitude’ account fares better.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 March 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 31 July 2017
Published date: 1 December 2017
Additional Information: This was previously uploaded to the University of Cambridge's electronic repository (Apollo) within three months of acceptance: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/274573

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Local EPrints ID: 432077
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432077
ISSN: 0279-0750
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Date deposited: 01 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 06:14

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Author: Christopher Cowie

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