ACTING CONTRARY TO OUR PROFESSED BELIEFS OR THE GULF BETWEEN OCCURRENT JUDGMENT AND DISPOSITIONAL BELIEF
Article first published online: 1 DEC 2010
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Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 91, Issue 4, pages 531–553, December 2010
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SCHWITZGEBEL, E. (2010), ACTING CONTRARY TO OUR PROFESSED BELIEFS OR THE GULF BETWEEN OCCURRENT JUDGMENT AND DISPOSITIONAL BELIEF. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 91: 531–553. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2010.01381.x
- Issue published online: 1 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 1 DEC 2010
People often sincerely assert or judge one thing (for example, that all the races are intellectually equal) while at the same time being disposed to act in a way evidently quite contrary to the espoused attitude (for example, in a way that seems to suggest an implicit assumption of the intellectual superiority of their own race). Such cases should be regarded as ‘in-between’ cases of believing, in which it's neither quite right to ascribe the belief in question nor quite right to say that the person lacks the belief.