This volume features original essays that advance debates on propositional and doxastic justification and explore how these debates shape and are shaped by a range of established and emerging topics in contemporary epistemology.

This is the first book-length project devoted to the distinction between propositional and doxastic justification. Notably, the contributors cover the relationship between propositional and doxastic justification and group belief, credence, commitment, suspension, faith, and hope. They also consider state-of-the-art work on knowledge-first approaches to justification, hinge-epistemology, moral and practical reasons for belief, epistemic normativity, and applications of formal epistemology to traditional epistemological disputes. Finally, the contributors promise to reinvigorate old epistemological debates on coherentism, externalism, internalism, and phenomenal conservatism.

Propositional and Doxastic Justification will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in epistemology, metaethics, and normativity.

chapter |4 pages


ByPaul Silva, Luis R.G. Oliveira

part I|71 pages

Foundational Questions

chapter 3|19 pages

What Does Logic Have to do With Justified Belief?

Why Doxastic Justification is Fundamental1
ByHilary Kornblith

chapter 4|17 pages

Justification Ex Ante and Ex Post

Why We Need Both Notions, and Why Neither is Reducible to the Other
ByRam Neta

part II|62 pages

Reasons, Basing, and Justification

chapter 5|18 pages

Factive Reasons and Propositional Justification1

ByDuncan Pritchard

chapter 6|24 pages

The Epistemic Function of Higher-Order Evidence1

ByDeclan Smithies

chapter 7|10 pages

Doxastic Justification and Creditworthiness

ByAnne Meylan

chapter 8|8 pages

Does the Basing Demand on Doxastic Justification Have Any Dialectical Force?

A Response to Oliveira
ByPaul Silva

part III|78 pages

Other Attitudes and Justification

chapter 9|21 pages

On Suspending Properly

ByErrol Lord, Kurt Sylvan

chapter 10|19 pages

Propositional and Doxastic Hinge Assumptions1

ByAnnalisa Coliva

chapter 11|20 pages

On Behalf of Knowledge-First Collective Epistemology1

ByMona Simion, J. Adam Carter, Christoph Kelp

chapter 12|16 pages

Faith, Hope, and Justification1

ByElizabeth Jackson

part IV|96 pages

New Horizons for Justification

chapter 13|22 pages

Doxastic Rationality1

ByRalph Wedgwood

chapter 14|22 pages

Intersubjective Propositional Justification1

BySilvia De Toffoli

chapter 15|23 pages

Knowledge-First Theories of Justification

ByClayton Littlejohn

chapter 16|27 pages

Epistemic Consent and Doxastic Justification1

ByLuis R.G. Oliveira