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.

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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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Bertrand Russell
II 67
Belief/world/truth/falsehood/Russell: the need to allow falsehood. That makes it necessary not to construe the relationship of belief, or opinion to the world as a relationship of consciousness in realtion to a simple object: otherwise one would conclude that - like in the case of acquaintance - no opposite is possible, but it must always be true - instead, the relationship must be complex, since a single object is not believed, but just e.g. seen - otherwise one would have to adopt objective falsehoods as a simple objects - Solution: e.g. "A loves B": here is the love one of the objects.
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IV 107
Belief/Russell: If I believe that Charles I died on the scaffold, then it is not true, because my belief has any properties in itself, you might discover when you examine it.


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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.

R I
B. Russell/A.N. Whitehead
Principia Mathematica Frankfurt 1986

R II
B. Russell
Das ABC der Relativitätstheorie Frankfurt 1989

R IV
B. Russell
Probleme der Philosophie Frankfurt 1967

R VI
B. Russell
Die Philosophie des logischen Atomismus
In
Eigennamen, U. Wolf (Hg), Frankfurt 1993

R VII
B. Russell
Wahrheit und Falschheit
In
Wahrheitstheorien, G. Skirbekk (Hg), Frankfurt 1996


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