|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: 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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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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Belief/world/reality/Nagel: beliefs are not simply more phenomena of the world.
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