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    To Believe Is Not To Believe True: Reply to Sankey

    Grzankowski, Alex (2019) To Believe Is Not To Believe True: Reply to Sankey. Principia: an international journal of epistemology , ISSN 1808-1711. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    In ‘To Believe Is To Believe True’, true to his word, Howard Sankey (forthcoming) argues that to believe is to believe true. Sankey clarifies at the outset of his essay: “To believe a proposition is to believe that the proposition is true. It is to believe, with respect to the proposition that forms the content of the belief, that that proposition is true.” (p. 1). And just before ending his essay: “[I]t is constitutive of the belief that P that one believes that P is true. That’s just what it is to believe that P.” (p. 6) But we should not follow Sankey’s suggestion. To believe that P is not to believe that P is true and there are two interrelated reasons why this must be so.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Alex Grzankowski
    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 14:40
    Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 11:26
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/26980

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