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.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University

I admit that this website is so crude that it would have looked outdated twenty years ago. Perhaps I’ll get around to learning more HTML and CSS later. Anyway, I’m Tom Donaldson. I’m a philosopher. I’m interested in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of mathematics, and many other things. I’m currently an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Stanford University.

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