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Believing For a Reason

Research paper by John Turri

Indexed on: 20 Mar '11Published on: 20 Mar '11Published in: Erkenntnis



Abstract

This paper explains what it is to believe something for a reason. My thesis is that you believe something for a reason just in case the reason non-deviantly causes your belief. In the course of arguing for my thesis, I present a new argument that reasons are causes, and offer an informative account of causal non-deviance.