Essays Tagged: "William Kingdon Clifford"

Should we believe beyond evide

This section provides us with two selections from the essays of William K. Clifford (1845-1879) and William James (1842-1910). Clifford's essay, The Ethics of Belie ... se our feelings and/or our faith in order to resolve a matter.First we take a look at an extract of William K. Clifford's essay where he presents us a few situations in order to clarify his point. He ... e, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence…" (Voices of Wisdom, 350).Now lets look at William James's essay, The Will to Believe. He starts by showing us his approach to making the decis ...

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Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy