Is the Norm on Belief Evaluative? A Response to McHugh
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
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Greenberg, A., & Cowie, C. (2017). Is the Norm on Belief Evaluative? A Response to McHugh. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 98 128-145. https://doi.org/10.1111/papq.12158
We respond to Conor McHugh's claim that an evaluative account of the normative relation between belief and truth is preferable to a prescriptive account. We claim that his arguments fail to establish this. We then draw a more general sceptical conclusion: we take our arguments to put pressure on any attempt to show that an evaluative account will fare better than a prescriptive account. We briefly express scepticism about whether McHugh's more recent ‘fitting attitude’ account fares better.
This work (Alexander Greenberg's contribution) was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (award no: BGP DOCT 2011 AH/J500094/1)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/papq.12158
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