Naturalness is Not an Aim of Belief

Erkenntnis 88 (6):2277-2290 (2023)
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Abstract

Recently some philosophers have defended the thesis that naturalness, or joint-carvingness, is an aim of belief. This paper argues that there is an important class of counterexamples to this thesis. In particular, it is argued that naturalness is not an aim of our beliefs concerning what is joint carving and what is not.

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Geoffrey Hall
University of Notre Dame (PhD)

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