On Transparency: A Response to Nishi Shah's "How Truth Governs Belief".

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ProQuest, 2007 - 46 pages
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In his 2003 paper "How Truth Governs Belief" Nishi Shah claims that within first personal doxastic deliberation, one cannot separate the questions whether to believe some proposition p and whether p is true; the questions must be viewed as answered by and answerable to the same set of considerations. He calls this phenomenon transparency, and argues that the only way to explain it is by understanding the concept of belief as being normatively tied to truth. In deliberating about whether to believe we exercise our concept of belief, appreciate its normative connection to truth, and so incite the collapse of these two questions.

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