Field on Attitudinalism

“But where does this default entitlement come from?” It needn’t “come from” anywhere: entitlement isn’t a fluid whose creation needs explanation. Probably the best view is that we simply have an attitude of regarding some beliefs as entitled under some circumstances, others not; and we regard some of them as entitled in absence of evidence for or against, even though there might someday be evidence that disconfirms them. And to put it crudely, there are no “facts about entitlement”, there is nothing beyond these attitudes; we can evaluate attitudes as good or bad, but such evaluation is not a “factual” enterprise.

Full paper here, titled “Recent Debates about A Priori.”


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