|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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|McDowell I 85
Conviction /belief/ EvansVsMcDowell: should be understood more demanding, namely as a judgment with reasons. This does not mean that they are always explicitly created in an active process of opinion formation.
Beliefs are dispositions to the judgments and verdicts - an act of spontaneity.
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001