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Your beliefs are much harder to justify than you think

Your beliefs are much harder to justify than you think

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Epistemic justification

There is a branch of philosophy concerned specifically with how we justify our beliefs. The chief concern of "epistemic justification" is determining what counts as a good reason for believing something and how we come about those reasons. While there is a smorgasbord of differen...

It is a great theory to call out the inconsistencies of others, but it has been criticized for allowing circular reasoning.

The problem is that coherentism has been criticized on these very internalist grounds. If we can be justified in believing things based on no other au...

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The minute we make any decision, we begin to justify the wisdom of our choice and find reasons to dismiss the alternative. Before long, any ambivalence we might have felt at the time of the original decision will have morphed into certainty. Cognitive dissonance explains why, when the facts clash with our preexisting convictions, some of us would sooner jeopardize our lives and everyone else’s than admit to being wrong.

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