An argument against causal decision theoryAnalysis 81 (1): 52-61. 2021.
The Externalist’s Guide to Fishing for ComplimentsMind 127 (507): 691-728. 2018.Suppose you’d like to believe that p, whether or not it’s true. What can you do to help? A natural initial thought is that you could engage in Intentionally Biased Inquiry : you could look into whether p, but do so in a way that you expect to predominantly yield evidence in favour of p. This paper hopes to do two things. The first is to argue that this initial thought is mistaken: intentionally biased inquiry is impossible. The second is to show that reflections on intentionally biased inquiry s…Read more
Cambridge UniversityFaculty of Philosophy, Gonville and Caius CollegeReader
Faculty of Philosophy
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Areas of Interest
|Philosophy of Religion|