Transparent failure of norms to keep up standards of belief

ERI 149
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Wednesday 21st March 2018 (13:00-14:00)
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Philosophy Work in Progress Seminar Series 2017/18

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We argue that the most plausible characterisation of the norm of truth—it is permissible to believe that p if and only if p is true—is unable to explain transparency in doxastic deliberation, a task for which it is claimed to be equipped. Those attracted to normativism about belief for its perceived explanatory credentials had better look elsewhere.