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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I 50 ff
Belief: always a belief in the truth of what is believed. Therefore, the distinction betw the merely phenomenological recognition of rational thinking and recognition of its objective validity is incomprehensible. (see Scepticism/Nagel).
E.g. I cannot say "I believe that p", but this is merely a psychological fact that concerns me. As for the truth, I do not I commit myself.
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I 186
Def belief/Peirce: the statement that we believe is the one for which we are ready to act. Full of Faith is the willingness to act in vital crises according to the corresponding statement.
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III 65
Belief/world/reality/Nagel: beliefs are not simply more phenomena of the world.

N I
Th. Nagel
Das letzte Wort Stuttgart 1999

N II
Th. Nagel
Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990

N III
Th. Nagel
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25