Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Belief, philosophy: attitude of considering a sentence to be true. Unlike religious faith belief is linked to the assessment of probabilities. See also belief, religious belief, propositional attitudes, intensions, probability, belief degrees.
 
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Belief/Quine/Esfeld: foundation not possible because of fundamental revisability of each belief - confirmation holism: because individual belief can be justified only through experience, each belief can be revised (Type B) - Confirmation holism refers to the belief-system of an individual - justification holism. No belief can be foundation (type A or B).
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I 95 ~
intra-personnel problem: changes of beliefs - inter-personnel: communication (same meanings?) - inferential context: linguistic use in the community - Contents: therefore will not be determined in the system of beliefs, but externally - not: which other beliefs the persons have, but: what should they have - therefore belief not in the head, therefore there are identity conditions for them - (for intentional content there are no identity conditions).
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I 132 ~
Beliefs/Esfeld: basic linguistic unity because they are the only ones which have the dual character: one can ask for reasons for them and they can even be given as reasons
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I 161 ~
Belief/Esfeld: can result in determinations that go beyond what we are ready for-> Answer dependence of our terms: something is only red if it appears red for normal observers under normal circumstances: "it belongs to the concept that .. ": no reduction on appearance! - but answer dependence does not include characteristics in the recipient.

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M. Esfeld
Holismus Frankfurt/M 2002


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24