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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, 16 (2). pp. 201-215. ISSN 0967-2559

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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
Page Range: pp. 201-215
ISSN: 0967-2559
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/09672550802008641
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2009 03:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:03
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