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ULTIMA talk – An Anscombean account of doxastic control
30 March @ 15:30 - 17:00
It is our pleasure to invite you all to the next ULTIMA talk (https://selfcontrol.sites.uu.nl/ultima-talks/), which will be delivered by Dr. Christian Kietzmann (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg). The details are below:
An Anscombean account of doxastic control
Abstract: We hold each other responsible for our beliefs. For instance, we praise or blame each other on epistemic or moral grounds for holding true or false, well justified or poorly grounded, or morally flawless or objectionable beliefs. This practice presupposes that we have some discretion over what we believe. However, it seems clear that we cannot or should not hold beliefs voluntarily. So what does this discretion consist in? An answer that has been defended by several philosophers in recent years is that belief is itself an activity of holding a proposition true for reasons, or of settling a question whether p. In my talk I discuss Matthew Boyle’s and Pamela Hieronymi’s versions of this idea. Although I agree with their general strategy, I identify some problems with the ways they spell it out. The alternative version I put forward draws on G.E.M. Anscombe’s work on intentional action and develops a parallel account for belief.
When: March 30th 2023 – 15.30 to 17.00
Where: Janskerkhof 13 (Room 0.06), Utrecht. Attendance is free but space is limited. Please, to attend send an e-mail to email@example.com
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