Res Philosophica 95 (3):531-559 (2018)

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Robert Pasnau
University of Colorado, Boulder
Abstract
In an ideal epistemic world, our beliefs would correspond to our evidence, and our evidence would be bountiful. In the world we live in, however, if we wish to live meaningful lives, other epistemic strategies are necessary. Here I attempt to work out, systematically, the ways in which evidentialism fails us as a guide to belief. This is so preeminently for lives of a religious character, but the point applies more broadly.
Keywords evidentialism, Pascal's wager, ethics of belief
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ISBN(s) 2168-9105
DOI 10.11612/resphil.1695
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