Saturday, January 28, 2012

Muddled psychologizing ...

... Siris: Baggini, "Subjective Experiences," and Suspicion. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

... it is at least as irrational to be suspicious of something for no good reason as it is to accept it for no good reason; and at least in principle they want their suspicions as well as their beliefs to be well-grounded. And the only skeptic I've ever come across who appealed to such a ridiculously broad consideration as Baggini has here is Julian Baggini. And suspicion is as much a subjective experience as anything else: it's one of the kinds of ways we feel that something might not be right.

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