Mind and Language 35 (4):475-492 (2020)

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Samuel Kampa
Fordham University (PhD)
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Epistemic akrasia is the phenomenon of voluntarily believing what you think you should not. Whether epistemic akrasia is possible is a matter of controversy. I argue that at least some people who suffer from obsessive–compulsive disorder are genuinely epistemically akratic. I advance an account of epistemic akrasia that explains the clinical data and provides broader insight into the nature of doxastic attitude‐formation.
Keywords attention  doxastic control  epistemic akrasia  obsessive–compulsive disorder  salience
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