Epistemic Obligations: Truth, Individualism, and the Limits of Belief (Hardback)
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Epistemic Obligations: Truth, Individualism, and the Limits of Belief (Hardback)

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Hardback 284 Pages / Published: 01/12/2012
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Questions of belief, and agency over personal belief, abound as individuals claim to have the right to believe whatever they so choose. In a carefully constructed argument, Bruce Reichenbach contends that while individuals have direct control over belief, they are obligated to believe--and purposely seek--the truth. Though the nature of truth and belief is an oft-debated topic, Reichenbach moves beyond surface-level persuasions to address the very core of what constitutes a human right. These epistemic obligations are critical, as the influence of belief is evident throughout society, from law and education to religion and daily decision-making. Grounding his argument in practical case studies, Reichenbach deftly demonstrates the necessity of moral accountability and belief.

Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781602586239
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 28 mm


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" Epistemic Obligations addresses an essential philosophical topic in illuminating fashion. Reichenbach criticizes the recent literature on epistemic obligation and offers a distinctive approach. Philosophers working on epistemology and the nature of belief will find the book instructive and probing." -- Paul Moser, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
... an excellent introduction to the ethics of belief. -- Choice

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