We are excited to announce that Berislav Marušić has been awarded the 2016 Sanders book prize for his book, Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving (Oxford University Press).
Marušić explores the question of how we, as agents, should weigh evidence when assessing our future actions. We frequently make promises or resolutions despite evidence that carrying out these actions will be difficult. In doing so, our resolutions and promises seem irrational or insincere. Marušić argues that, provided it is important to us to do something, we can rationally believe that we will do it, even if our belief goes against the evidence.