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The Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series presents

David Hunter
Ryerson University

On the Ethics of Belief

Thursday, March 12, 2020

4:00 pm

Watson Hall, Room 517

I consider a few ethical aspects of believing. I argue that belief properties are not goodness-fixing properties. That is, no case of believing something is a good or better case of believing than any other. I suggest that it can nonetheless be to a person’s credit or discredit that she believes something. That is, a person’s believing something can be evidence that she is more or less good in a certain respect. A good person believes what she ought to believe, unless she has a good


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