Ethics of Belief.

 

Ethics of Belief.

Compare and contrast the positions of W. Clifford and William James on the question when can and should we accept something as true. Why does Clifford think that it is always wrong to accept something on insufficient evidence? What does he mean by ‘sufficient evidence’? How come James argues that sometimes it is permissible to accept a belief on non-intellectual, ‘passional’ grounds? What exactly does James say about the religious beliefs?

 

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