Thomas Donaldson
Assistant Professor
Philosophy
Stanford University

Tom grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent. As an undergraduate, he studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford University. He's currently an Assistant Professor at Stanford University, previously serving as a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He works on pragmatism, the philosophy of mathematics and logic, and metaphysics. He's also working on an introductory philosophy textbook, with Stephen Stich. When he's not doing philosophy, he's often on a bike or eating pancakes.

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The Will to Believe

Tom asks whether it is moral to believe something even when you have no evidence that it is true.  He discusses a classic debate on that subject, between philosophers William James and William Clifford.

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