The Aim of Belief

2014.07.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Chan (ed.), The Aim of Belief, Oxford University Press, 2013, 233pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199672134. Reviewed by
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2014.07.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Chan (ed.), The Aim of Belief, Oxford University Press, 2013, 233pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199672134. Reviewed by Nikolaj Nottelmann, University of Southern Denmark This collection of newly commissioned contributions to the complex debates over "the aim of belief" bolster Bertrand Russell's famous remark that "on the view we take of belief our philosophical outlook largely depends"[1]: Few other philosophical subjects in current favor seem to set in simultaneous motion so many concepts at once central and controversial. Not only the much disputed concepts of belief and truth, but also knowledge, inquiry, rationality, normativity, semantic content, justification, and intentionality. I shall begin with presenting some fairly undisputed common ground between the debaters (even if truly uncontroversial claims are hard to come by in this terrain). First it is hard to deny that the attitude of belief. . .

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