You Just Believe That Because…

While honesty about where our opinion comes from gets you some virtue points, too much modesty makes us all relativists

In If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're So Rich? Oxford philosopher Jerry Cohen notes that Oxford graduates of his generation (including himself) tend to believe in the analytic/synthetic distinction, while Harvard graduates do not. Of course, those on either side can argue vigorously for their own view, are aware of arguments on the other side, an…

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