Clifford William Kingdon

<history of philosophy, biography> english mathematician and philosopher (1845-1879). Arguing that belief in uncertain propositions is a public act with moral consequences, Clifford endorsed a wide-ranging agnosticism, asserting in "The Ethics of Belief" (1879) that "It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything on insufficient evidence."

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