Epistemic Obligations : Truth, Individualism, and the Limits of Belief Hardback
Questions of belief, and agency over personal belief, abound as individuals claim to have the right to believe whatever they so choose.
In a carefully constructed argument, Bruce Reichenbach contends that while individuals have direct control over belief, they are obligated to believe--and purposely seek--the truth.
Though the nature of truth and belief is an oft-debated topic, Reichenbach moves beyond surface-level persuasions to address the very core of what constitutes a human right.
These epistemic obligations are critical, as the influence of belief is evident throughout society, from law and education to religion and daily decision-making.
Grounding his argument in practical case studies, Reichenbach deftly demonstrates the necessity of moral accountability and belief.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 284 pages
- Publisher: Baylor University Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2012
- Category: Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
- ISBN: 9781602586239