This paper argues that one can be excused for having false beliefs when those beliefs are formed either out of ignorance, or by force. Accordingly this paper first details what ignorance is and how exactly it can function as an excusing condition for false beliefs. Next the paper specifies what 'forced belief' comes too and argues that force can excuse false beliefs too.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||American Philosophical Quarterly|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|