Part of a series which began with Fake news and the ethics of belief.
For a short time in 1970 a lady by the name of Susan Haack had the unenviable task of teaching me Logic.
Many years later she published a paper1 which our meanderings have now brought us to.
The last few instalments have looked at Jonathan Adler’s ‘intrinsic’ approach to the ethics of belief: see Jonathan Adler: Belief’s Own Ethics #1 onwards. Adler sees the ethics of belief as ‘imposed by the concept of belief itself’,2 not as a matter of the rationality or morality of belief.
We’ll have more to say about Adler later. But now I want to return to the idea of an evidence principle expressed in moral terms.