Ideas from 'Theory of Knowledge (2nd ed 1977)' by Roderick Chisholm [1966], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Theory of Knowledge (2nd ed)' by Chisholm,Roderick [Prentice-Hall 1977,0-13-914150-2]].

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11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 5. Aiming at Truth
We have a basic epistemic duty to believe truth and avoid error
                        Full Idea: Chisholm says our fundamental epistemic duties arise from the fundamental duty to (do one's best to) believe the truth and avoid error.
                        From: report of Roderick Chisholm (Theory of Knowledge (2nd ed 1977) [1966]) by Jonathan Kvanvig - Truth is not the Primary Epistemic Goal 'Epistemic'
                        A reaction: Since it strikes me as impossible to perceive something as being true, and yet still not believe it (except in moments of shock), I don't see why we need to introduce dubious claims about 'duty' here. Stupidity isn't a failure of duty.