Lecture 10 - IT is possible to believe something without...

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Lecture 10 30/09/2010 09:10:00 Clifford  Two permissions that o That it is permissible to acquire new beliefs from testimony, if you can  believe and trust the testifier  o May acquire a belief by inference provided that they don’t violate the  laws of nature. One prohibition o We may not believe on anything based on insufficient evidence o This is considered sin o Changes our habits…we start creating more sloppy beliefs. We get  easily fooled.  This causes the creation of other fools who pray on beliefs of  insufficient evidence Moral Luck We treat them differently. It is still sin…even if nothing bad happens from your actions James Writes in Response to Clifford Engaged in ethics of belief o Makes sense to talk about rules of ethical law Denies major prohibition of Clifford o
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Unformatted text preview: IT is possible to believe something without efficient evidence o Probability Should use this for the belief of God. Denies Pascuals idea of belief; makes it looks weird Permissible under certain circumstances Two general laws that govern our acquisition of beliefs o Pursue truth beliefs You can get many beliefs, but it ends up including false beliefs .maximizes true beliefs o Deny false beliefs You could be shunning errors.maximizes skeptical beliefs Beliefs will respond to desires All scientific questions are momentous dont have to believe insufficient evidence Faith can be useful and permissible Pascual Believe that you can voluntary acquire a belief 30/09/2010 09:10:00 30/09/2010 09:10:00...
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