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Traditional epistemology is both dogmatic and alethic. It is dogmatic in the sense that it takes the fundamental doxastic attitude to be full belief, the state in which a person categorically accepts some proposition as true. It is alethic in the sense that it evaluates such categorical beliefs on the basis of what William James calls the 'two great(More)
This paper offers an answer to Glymour's 'old evidence' problem for Bayesian confirmation theory, and assesses some of the objections, in particular those recently aired by Chihara, that have been brought against that answer. The paper argues that these objections are easily dissolved, and goes on to show how the answer it proposes yields an intuitively(More)
Declaration I hereby declare that this thesis has not been submitted for a degree to any university Signature: Acknowledgements In the course of this research I often felt I was abusing the idea of interdisciplinarity. I n fact, it felt like a path between two large gardens. These chapters are the report of those clandestine walks. The report makes a(More)
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