|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._____________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. |
|Peacocke I 77
Lie/belief/Bernard Williams (B. Williams, "Deciding to Believe", Cambridge, 1973): A creature that manifests its actions in claims, but cannot lie, cannot believe. A belief must be able to be retained. - N.B.: what is retained is the judgment, not the claim. - BennettVsWilliams, B.._____________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.
Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy London 2011
Problems of Knowledge: A Critical Introduction to Epistemology Oxford 2001
Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983