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Why It Is Morally Wrong To Believe Something Without Good Evidence: Arthur Schafer on The Ethics of Belief

Some time ago we blogged about the “ethics of belief”, in which we discussed the question whether a person’s sincere belief can exonerate him when something goes wrong due to the consequences of his belief.

In October 2010, Professor Arthur Schafer, Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba, gave a presentation for the  Winnipeg Skeptics, on the “Ethics of Belief” which we are happy to post here:

5 responses to “Why It Is Morally Wrong To Believe Something Without Good Evidence: Arthur Schafer on The Ethics of Belief

  1. Ollie March 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Better than drinking a good bottle of wine🙂

  2. Ikaruga March 28, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Morally wrong? Maybe.

    Healthy? No.

    Because some people derail to the point of requesting the source of some information even tough when it has been provided in 2 ways, description and (if proceeds) university or investigation lab or whatever.

  3. Melissa April 4, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Thank you for your thoughts on ethics of belief. It is very thought provoking to say the least! Sorry your blog is closed now. Take care.

    Melissa
    zeo sleep monitor

  4. jli April 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Sorry your blog is closed now

    The blog isn’t closed🙂
    We will just not see new posts from Beatis for a while. But there are still many older posts. And new comments on those are as you can see still shown.

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