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Should I believe all the truths?

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Should I believe something if and only if it’s true? Many philosophers have objected to this kind of truth norm, on the grounds that it’s not the case that one ought to believe all the truths. For example, some truths are too complex to believe; others are too trivial to be worth believing. Philosophers who defend truth norms often respond to this problem by reformulating truth norms in ways that do not entail that one ought to believe all the truths. Many of these attempts at reformulation, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
197
Issue:
8
Pages:
3279–3303
Publication date:
2018-07-24
Acceptance date:
2018-07-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
Pubs id:
pubs:879601
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uuid:806327ae-7094-4bdb-b7ca-d76b789afe59
Source identifiers:
879601
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pubs:879601
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English
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