, Volume 74, Issue 3, pp 383–397

Believing For a Reason

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10670-011-9271-5

Cite this article as:
Turri, J. Erkenn (2011) 74: 383. doi:10.1007/s10670-011-9271-5


This paper explains what it is to believe something for a reason. My thesis is that you believe something for a reason just in case the reason non-deviantly causes your belief. In the course of arguing for my thesis, I present a new argument that reasons are causes, and offer an informative account of causal non-deviance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada