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Jonathan Adler: Belief’s Own Ethics #2

Part of a series which began with Fake news and the ethics of belief.

Jonathan Adler’s ‘conceptual’, ‘intrinsic’ or ‘objective’ version of evidentialism is not ‘about how one ought to believe (rationally, wisely, or ethically)’.

Instead:

One’s believing that p is proper (i.e., in accord with the concept of belief) if and only if one’s evidence establishes that p is true.1

The relation between belief and evidence does not require ‘shoring up from tendentious doctrines of ethics, epistemology, or rationality’.

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