|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 Fred Dretske Minimale Rationalität in D.Perler/M. Wild (Hg.)Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt/M. 2005
Belief/Animal/Plant/Surprise/Dretske: Plants can be "duped". Too early warm weather and drought make the inner clock run too fast. When behavior is produced by internal representations, we are tempted to use intentional vocabulary. The plant is "mistaken". We also do this with devices. The internal clock of these plants may mean that it is July (instead of April).
N.B.: but the fact that it means it, is irrelevant for the fact that the plant changes color! (> Blinking).
Naturalizing the Mind Cambridge 1997