The Ethics of Belief

[Revised entry by Andrew Chignell on October 4, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The "ethics of belief" refers to a cluster of questions at the intersection of epistemology, ethics,
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[Revised entry by Andrew Chignell on October 4, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The "ethics of belief" refers to a cluster of questions at the intersection of epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, and psychology. The central question in the debate is whether there are norms of some sort governing our habits of belief-formation, belief-maintenance, and belief-relinquishment. Is it ever or always morally wrong (or...

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