Weighing pragmatic and evidential reasons for belief
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- Reisner, A. Philos Stud (2008) 138: 17. doi:10.1007/s11098-006-0007-3
In this paper I argue that we can give a plausible account of how to compare pragmatic and evidential normative reasons for belief. The account I offer is given in the form of a ‘defeasing function’. This function allows for a sophisticated comparison of the two types of reasons without assigning complex features to the logical structures of either type of reason.