Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Belief, philosophy: attitude of considering a sentence to be true. Unlike religious faith belief is linked to the assessment of probabilities. A belief is an attitude of a thinking person which can usually be formulated in a sentence, whereby the person must be able to integrate the sentence into a set of further sentences. A further condition is that the bearer of beliefs is able to reformulate the corresponding sentences and negate them, that is, to grasp their meaning. See also religious belief, propositional attitudes, intensions, probability, belief degrees, private language.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Cresswell II 158
Belief/Field/Cresswell: (Field 1978, 12) a theory of belief must have two components
a) a representation of the relation between a person and a representation and
b) a representation of what it is for a representation to mean p.
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Field II 96
Belief/Indication/Reliability/Field: Belief is not a special kind of indication (showing) - because most people are not reliable in terms of most things.
II 97
Belief/Field: in addition to indication: disposition to behavior.
II 98
If belief is both indication and behavioral disposition, we have a fixed point that breaks through the circle of the relativity of content.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984

H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

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