A belief is corrigible if it can be corrected, that is can be shown to be wrong from some other source. Descartes and his followers thought that beliefs about one's own mental states were incorrigible. For example, it is hard to imagine that I might sincerely think I am in pain and yet accept correction from another on this matter. This may, however, raise questions for the Christian philosopher, since many Christian philosophers think that the only way in which we could gain incorrigible beliefs would be through special revelation, at least since the fall of humankind.
   Further reading: Price 1936

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