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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 17, Issue 1, Enero 2002

Angeles Eraña
Pages 137-159

Creencia, Racionalidad y Agencia Cognoscitiva

A prevailing assumption in contemporary epistemology is that there exists a conceptual connection between the notions of belief and rationality. In this paper I examine a weak notion of rationality, according to which it is not necessary to assume the existence of a uniquc set of norms of rationality in order to be able to assign beliefi to a subject. From this point of view, belief attribution only requires that we understand a subject's utterances and, to do this, we only need assume that she is similar to us in some epistemic relevant issues.

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