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On not giving up the world: Davidson and the grounds for belief


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Malpas, J 2008 , 'On not giving up the world: Davidson and the grounds for belief' , International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 16, no. 2 , pp. 201-215 , doi: 10.1080/09672550802008641.

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What is the relation between our beliefs or thoughts in general and the perceptual experience of the world that gives rise to those beliefs. Donald Davidson is taken to have a well-known answer to this question that runs as follows: while our beliefs are at least in part, caused by our experience, such experience does not thereby count as providing a rational ground for those beliefs; our beliefs are evidently ground in other belief but not in the experience that gives rise to them.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Malpas, J
Keywords: belief; knowledge; experience; reasons; realism; content
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Philosophical Studies
ISSN: 0967-2559
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/09672550802008641
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