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Le droit de ne pas croire

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2012
Author Engel Pascal,
Project Analyses de la rationalité en termes de connaissance
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal ThéoRèmes
Volume (Issue) 2
Page(s) xx - xx
Title of proceedings ThéoRèmes
DOI 10.4000/theoremes.295


In this article, I argue for an evidentialist view of religious belief, along the lines of Clifford's famous maxim and against the pragmatist reading of the ethics of belief. I argue, following Shah (2005), that the transparency test is best explained by the existence of a correctness norm of belief. Religious belief , if it is to be a belief, has to obey this norm.If it does not obey it, it is no belief. And disbelief is a pêrfectly legitimate attitude.