Kant on the ethics of belief

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Abstract

In this paper, I explore the possibility of developing a Kantian account of the ethics of belief by deploying the tools provided by Kant's ethics. To do so, I reconstruct epistemic concepts and arguments on the model of their ethical counterparts, focusing on the notions of epistemic principle, epistemic maxim and epistemic universalizability test. On this basis, I suggest that there is an analogy between our position as moral agents and as cognizers: our actions and our thoughts are subject to the same rational norm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-334
JournalProceedings of the Aristotelian Society
Volume114
Issue number3.3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2014

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