Organon F

Volume 30, November 2023, Issue 4, Pages 323–338

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

Discussion Notes on Rettler’s Active Reflection

Seong Soo Park


According to Rettler, there are three types of control that we should consider in relation to the legitimacy of doxastic blame: Intention-based, reason-based, and influence-based control. Rettler argues that among these, influence-based control is the only type of control that is necessary and sufficient for fulfilling the control condition required for legitimate doxastic blame. The aim of this short discussion paper is to critically assess Rettler’s view of doxastic control. By doing so, I attempt to defend the reason-responsiveness view from Rettler’s criticism and cast doubt on whether influence-based control has a positive epistemic influence on beliefs.


Lindsay Rettler; doxastic blame; ethics of belief; reason-responsiveness.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)


Seong Soo Park


Sungkyunkwan University


The Department of Philosophy, Sungkyunkwan University, 25-2, Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea


About this article


12 October 2023


31 October 2023


2 November 2023


Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

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Park, S.S. (2023). Discussion Notes on Rettler’s Active Reflection. Organon F30(4), 323–338.


Park, Seong Soo. 2023. "Discussion Notes on Rettler’s Active Reflection." Organon F 30 (4): 323–338.


Park, S.S. (2023). Discussion Notes on Rettler’s Active Reflection. Organon F, 30(4), pp. 323–338.

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