Belief without Evidence
For this discussion board please review W.K. Clifford’s “The Ethics of Belief” (page 85 in our textbook) and address 1 of the following questions (in at least 250 words) –
- What does Clifford say about our ‘right to believe’? Do you agree, why or why not?
- In Clifford’s discussion of the shipowners – why is the second example of the shipowner (with the ship that arrived safely) blameworthy? Do you agree with him on this? Why or why not?
- What grounds do we ever have for belief? Should we believe things we’re told (even by ‘authority’)? Why or why not? What about science, as an example? Does science tell us the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
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