Belief and the Error Theory

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (4):849-856 (2016)
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Abstract

A new kind of debate about the normative error theory has emerged. Whereas longstanding debates have fixed on the error theory’s plausibility, this new debate concerns the theory’s believability. Bart Streumer is the chief proponent of the error theory’s unbelievability. In this brief essay, we argue that Streumer’s argument prevails against extant critiques, and then press a criticism of our own.

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Andrew T. Forcehimes
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Robert B. Talisse
Vanderbilt University

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