In his paper ‘The Ethics of Belief’ William Clifford argues for the principle that “it is wrong, always,everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence”. He intends this principle in a moral, and not merely intellectual sense: that is, Clifford holds that someone who forms a belief on insufficient evidential grounds
is not merely being rationally irresponsible, but is moreover failing tosatisfy a moral duty. (They are doing something morally wrong). Why does Clifford think this is thecase? Is he right or wrong about this? Write a paper in which you explain your answer.
Your paper should be typed in Times New
Roman (or something similar), 11pt., and double-spaced. Your name and student number should appear in
the top right-hand corner. Please do not include a title page. Format your paper as a .pdf document, with
your family name in the filename (e.g., murray-paper3.pdf).
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