The courage of conviction

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 45 (5-6):1-23 (2015)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Is there a sense in which we exercise direct volitional control over our beliefs? Most agree that there is not, but discussions tend to focus on control in forming a belief. The focus here is on sustaining a belief over time in the face of ‘epistemic temptation’ to abandon it. It is argued that we do have a capacity for ‘doxastic self-control’ over time that is partly volitional in nature, and that its exercise is rationally permissible

Author's Profile

Sarah Paul
New York University, Abu Dhabi


Added to PP

571 (#16,797)

6 months
44 (#38,369)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?