|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/empiricism/rules/irrefutability/Benacerraf(1973): if our system of rules were independent of any evidence for a particular physical theory, this would make our belief causally and counterfactually independent of the facts. This would, however, thwart the epistemic value of considerations based on this belief.
Logic/Apriority/Field: it looks at first as if one could also use the argument for a priori belief in logic.
FieldVs: but it is pointless to ask whether logical beliefs depend on logical facts.
Philosophy of Mathematics 2ed: Selected Readings Cambridge 1984
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980