Monday, November 15, 2021

Trust and scepticism

To avoid scepticism, we need to trust that human epistemic practices and reality match up. This trust is clearly at least a part of a central epistemic virtue.

Now, trusting persons is a virtue, the virtue of faith. But trusting in general, apart from trusting persons, is not. Theism can thus neatly account for how the trusting that is at the heart of human epistemic practices is virtuous: it is an implicit trust in our creator.

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