Reasons for Belief

  title={Reasons for Belief},
  author={Hannah Ginsborg and U. C. Berkeley Berkeley and Mart{\'i}n},
In his influential article, "A Coherence Theory of Truth and Knowledge," Donald Davidson defends the claim that "nothing can count as a reason for holding a belief except another belief" (1986, 310). The point of this claim is to deny that beliefs can be justified by, or grounded on "the testimony of the senses: sensation, perception, the given, experience, sensedata, the passing show" (ibid.). Davidson's argument focusses on the case of sensation. While a belief can be justified by the… CONTINUE READING

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