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Credence: A Belief-First Approach

Moon, Andrew; Jackson, Elizabeth


This paper explains and defends a belief-first view of the relationship between belief and credence. On this view, credences are a species of beliefs, and the degree of credence is determined by the content of what is believed. We begin by developing what we take to be the most plausible belief-first view. Then, we offer several arguments for it. Finally, we show how it can resist objections that have been raised to belief-first views. We conclude that the belief-first view is more plausible...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-04-27
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Philosophy
DOI: 10.1017/can.2020.9
Access Rights: Open Access after embargo


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