{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

PhilRel - notes - day24-clifford-james

PhilRel - notes - day24-clifford-james - FINAL EXAM Monday...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Monday Monday Dec 17 Dec 17 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  In this room In this room F F INAL INAL  E  E XAM XAM
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Central Issue   Is it always wrong to let our passions and  preferences influence what we believe?   Should we always wait for sufficient evidence?
Background image of page 2
Clifford's Rule  Never believe anything without sufficient evidence. Illustration:  The irresponsible shipowner. Where did the shipowner first go wrong? Clifford’s answer : When he  formed the unwarranted belief   that Divine Providence would ensure the safety of the ship. “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone  to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Objections and replies It's wrong to hold a belief without sufficient evidence  only  if you  act  on it.   C lifford replies :   i. You won’t investigate the issue properly if you are already  committed to a view of the case. (368)
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}