alpha]) From the point of view of knowledge and/or justification, all our doxastic
cognitive states3 are grouped into a number of large mutually exclusive classes, [C.
ideal and epistemic duty in traditional epistemology
Since Descartes employs clear and distinct ideas, in a theory of doxastic
inclinations, as well as in a theory of understanding, Vinci finds Descartes's claim that we can have a clear and distinct perception of a nonpropositional item, like extension, perplexing.
A] person is entitled to his belief that p just in case S believes p, and there's no doxastic
practice D pertaining to p such that S ought to have implemented D better than S did" (p.
theories of the basing relation hold (at least) that a meta-belief to the effect that a reason is a good reason to hold a belief is a necessary condition of the belief being based on the reason.
39) 1986 essay testify to the relevance of epistemological discourse, and to its place in rhetoric (it has its "zone"), if only as interlocutor for doxastic
The psychologists' doxastic
commitment to the robustness of psychological phenomena is a special instance of the more general scientific confidence that the robustness of real phenomena will, in the long run and given appropriate background assumptions, guide a reliable (even if imperfect) methodology to the identification of approximately true theories.
His defense involves distinguishing between alethic and doxastic
security, and arguing for understanding factive knowledge in terms of both.
I briefly postpone for now discussion of what difference it makes whether this risk is metaphysical or doxastic
In Chapter 9, he argues that the traditional doxastic
approach to epistemology has stepped into the unsolvable mess of the Gettier problem.
SUMMARY: In this paper I discuss the criteria that have been postulated for a principled distinction between doxastic
states and subdoxastic states, namely: accesibility to consciousness (Stich 1978), inferential integration (Stich 1978), and conceptualization (Davies 1986, 1989).
So much for the main alternatives to the Doxastic