What is rational belief?

Julien Dutant, Clayton Littlejohn*

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A theory of rational belief should get the cases right. It should also reach its verdicts using the right theoretical assumptions. Leading theories seem to predict the wrong things. With only one exception, they don't accommodate principles that we should use to explain these verdicts. We offer a theory of rational belief that combines an attractive picture of epistemic desirability with plausible principles connecting desirability to rationality.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2023

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