Is there a sense in which we exercise direct volitional control over our beliefs? Most agree that there is not, but discussions tend to focus on control in forming a belief. The focus here is on sustaining a belief over time in the face of epistemic temptation to abandon it. It is argued that we do have a capacity for doxastic self-control over time that is partly volitional in nature, and that its exercise is rationally permissible.
- diachronic rationality
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