W. T. Clifford's Analysis

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Clifford states that what we believe is not just a private matter but rather a moral issue. Clifford believes that belief is instilled upon us from generation to generation handed down like an heirloom (Notes, 2013). Clifford is basically stating that moral belief is adhering to accepted standards of society. A morally permissible belief in the eyes of W.T. Clifford is one that has sufficient evidence or is sufficiently reasonable to believe (Notes, 2013). "[I]t is wrong to believe things when you know that the evidence for them is inadequate" (Notes, 2013, para. 16). He also goes on to state that "it is wrong, always, everywhere and for anyone to believe something without sufficient evidence" (Notes, 2013, para. 17). For one to have
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