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. See also belief, religious belief, propositional attitudes, intensions, probability, belief degrees.
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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.

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

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28