Contents Preface to the first edition xiii Acknowledgments to the first edition xvi Preface to the second edition xviii Acknowledgments to the second edition xx Preface to the third edition xxi Acknowledgments to the third edition xxii Introduction: a sketch of the sources and nature of belief, justification, and knowledge 1 Perception, belief, and… (More)
lays more stress on practice than do most writers on economic method.
(Rough draft; please do not cite without permission) We tend to want what we perceive as being in some way good, to choose what seems worthy of choice, and to act in ways we think we can justify, at least to some extent. The question for action theory is not whether to accept or deny these platitudes about human agency, but how to interpret and explain… (More)
routinely counsel our first-year students not to do. We ought not let examples such as Audi's convince us that it is reasonable to do what we wisely advise against. 9 If entailment is truth-preserving and justification is a positive status vis a vis truth, one might expect justification for believing a proposition to transmit to certain propositions… (More)
Trust is ethically important and essential for business, but difficult to measure. Several papers hypothesize that increasing its role within a corporation will lessen the need for external monitoring and contracts. To assess this, we need a way to gauge whether a firm has a trusting corporate culture. This paper provides one way to do that objectively. We… (More)