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Credence: A Belief-First Approach

Moon, Andrew; Jackson, Elizabeth

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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]

dc.contributor.authorMoon, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-10T00:17:14Z
dc.identifier.issn0045-5091
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/209878
dc.description.abstractThis 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 than many have previously supposed.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgary Press
dc.rights© 2020 The Author(s)
dc.sourceCanadian Journal of Philosophy
dc.subjectCredence
dc.subjectBelief
dc.subjectConfidence
dc.subjectEpistemic Probability
dc.subjectEpistemic Modals
dc.subjectAnimal Concepts
dc.titleCredence: A Belief-First Approach
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume50
dc.date.issued2020-04-27
local.identifier.absfor220304 - Epistemology
local.identifier.absfor220314 - Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5786633xPUB2083
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationMoon, Andrew, Virginia Commonwealth University
local.contributor.affiliationJackson, Liz, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2021-10-27
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage652
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage669
local.identifier.doi10.1017/can.2020.9
dc.date.updated2020-07-26T08:18:14Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access after embargo
dc.provenancehttp://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/20344..."Author accepted Manuscript can be made open access in institutional repository after 18 month embargo" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 10/9/20).
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