Risky belief

Martin Smith*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

In this paper I defend the claim that justification is closed under conjunction, and confront its most alarming consequence – that one can have justification for believing propositions that are unlikely to be true, given one’s evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research
Early online date27 Jun 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jun 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • belief
  • conjunction closure
  • justification
  • risk aggregation
  • single premise closure

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