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    Clarke, Murray 1986. Doxastic voluntarism and forced belief. Philosophical Studies, Vol. 50, Issue. 1, p. 39.


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Will, Belief and Knowledge

  • H.G. Classen (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0012217300047892
  • Published online: 01 May 2010
Abstract

In her recent paper, “Belief, Values and the Will,” Trudy Govier raises several interesting and challenging points. Most interesting is her conclusion that it is at least logically possible for a person to believe something “simply in virtue of having taken that decision,” i.e., by fiat. In otherwords, it is possible to believe something by an act of will.

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