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  1. M. Jamie Ferreira (1986). Scepticism and Reasonable Doubt: The British Naturalist Tradition in Wilkins, Hume, Reid and Newman. Oxford University Press.score: 255.0
    Charting the development of the British tradition of naturalism from the 17th to the 19th century, this book provides fascinating insight into a wide range of thinkers, both Catholic and Protestant, who explored the themes of proof, practice, and the role of common sense. Reappraising what these thinkers can teach us about the relations between belief, action, and skepticism, Ferreira contributes to the philosophical study of naturalist replies to skepticism, as well as to a deeper appreciation of this particular (...)
     
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  2. Wallace I. Matson (2011). Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and Their Histories. Oxford University Press.score: 222.0
    Accessibly written, this is a book for all who are interested in the foundations of 21st century thought and who wonder where the cracks might be.
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  3. Michelle Zerba (2012). Doubt and Skepticism in Antiquity and the Renaissance. Cambridge University Press.score: 219.0
    An interdisciplinary study of the forms and uses of uncertainty in important works of literature and philosophy in antiquity and the Renaissance.
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  4. Colin Chant & John Fauvel (eds.) (1980). Darwin to Einstein: Historical Studies on Science and Belief. Longman.score: 219.0
  5. William R. Fey (1976). Faith and Doubt: The Unfolding of Newman's Thought on Certainty. Patmos Press.score: 219.0
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  6. Louis P. Pojman (1986). Religious Belief and the Will. Routledge & K. Paul.score: 219.0
     
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  7. Darren Oldridge (2005). Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact From the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds. Routledge.score: 207.0
    Did you know that insects could be tried for criminal acts in pre-industrial Europe, that the dead could be executed, that statues could be subjected to public humiliation, or that it was widely accepted that corpses could return to life? What made reasonable, educated men and women behave in ways that seem utterly nonsensical to us today? Strange Histories presents for the first time a serious account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences of European history. Throughout the ages, (...)
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  8. Kevin Falvey (1999). A Natural History of Belief. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 80 (4):324-345.score: 174.0
    Contemporary philosophy of mind is dominated by a conception of our propositional attitude concepts as comprising a proto-scientific causal-explanatory theory of behavior. This conception has given rise to a spate of recent worries about the prospects for “naturalizing” the theory. In this paper I return to the roots of the “theory-theory” of the attitudes in Wilfrid Sellars’s classic “Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind.” I present an alternative to the theory-theory’s account of belief in the form of a parody (...)
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  9. Heikki Kirjavainen (ed.) (1986). Faith, Will, and Grammar: Some Themes of Intentional Logic and Semantics in Medieval and Reformation Thought. Luther-Agricola Society.score: 174.0
     
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  10. Tyler T. Roberts (2009). Skeptics and Believers. Teaching Co..score: 171.0
    lecture 1. Religion and modernity -- lecture 2. From suspicion to the premodern cosmos -- lecture 3. From Catholicism to Protestantism -- lecture 4. Scientific revolution and Descartes -- lecture 5. Descartes and modern philosophy -- lecture 6. Enlightenment and religion -- lecture 7. Natural religion and its critics -- lecture 8. Kant-- religion and moral reason -- lecture 9. Kant, romanticism, and pietism -- lecture 10. Schleiermacher-- religion and experience -- lecture 11. Hegel-- religion, spirit, and history -- (...)
     
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  11. Sibajiban Bhattacharyya (1987). Doubt, Belief, and Knowledge. Indian Council of Philosophical Research in Association with Allied Publishers.score: 168.0
     
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  12. Donald J. Cunningham, James B. Schreiber & Connie M. Moss (2005). Belief, Doubt and Reason: C. S. Peirce on Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 37 (2):177–189.score: 164.0
    In this paper, we explore Peirce's work for insights into a theory of learning and cognition for education. Our focus for this exploration is Peirce's paper The Fixation of Belief (FOB), originally published in 1877 in Popular Science Monthly. We begin by examining Peirce's assertion that the study of logic is essential for understanding thought and reasoning. We explicate Peirce's view of the nature of reasoning itself—the characteristic guiding principles or ‘habits of mind’ that underlie acts of inference, the (...)
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  13. Peter G. Bietenholz (1994). Historia and Fabula: Myths and Legends in Historical Thought From Antiquity to the Modern Age. Brill.score: 162.0
    Examining a variety of texts ranging from the Ancient Near East to the nineteenth century, this book deals with the inevitable presence of both fact and fiction ...
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  14. Nicholas Hammond (1994). Playing with Truth: Language and the Human Condition in Pascal's Pensées. Oxford University Press.score: 162.0
    Playing with Truth is the first comprehensive work on Pascal to be devoted to his use in the Pens'ees of key terms depicting its central subject--the human condition. Generally acknowledged as one of the greatest masterpieces of seventeenth-century France, the Pens'ees is an unfinished work which has both inspired and perplexed readers in succeeding centuries. In this study Nicholas Hammond explores such fundamental notions as language and order, proceeding with a detailed analysis of the words inconstance, ennui, inqui'etude, bonheur, f'elicit'e, (...)
     
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  15. Takashi Kurihara (ed.) (2011). Glauben Und Wissen in der Geistesgeschichte. Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture, Niigata University.score: 162.0
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  16. Frederick F. Schmitt (1992). Knowledge and Belief. Routledge.score: 153.0
    In Knowledge and Belief, Frederick Schmitt explores the nature and value of knowledge and justified belief through an examination of the dispute between epistemological internalism and externalism. Knowledge and justified belief are naturally viewed as belief of a sort likely to be true--an externalist view. It is also intuitive, however, to view them as an internal matter; justification must be accessible to the subject or constituted by the subject's epistemic perspective. The author argues against the view (...)
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  17. Paul Helm (1994). Belief Policies. Cambridge University Press.score: 153.0
    How do we form and modify our beliefs about the world? It is widely accepted that what we believe is determined by evidence, and is therefore not directly under our control; but according to what criteria is the credibility of the evidence established? Professor Helm argues that no theory of knowledge is complete without standards for accepting and rejecting evidence as belief-worthy. These standards, or belief-policies, are not themselves determined by evidence, but determine what counts as credible evidence. (...)
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  18. Nicolas J. Zaunbrecher (2012). Suspending Belief and Suspending Doubt: The Everyday and the Virtual in Practices of Factuality. [REVIEW] Human Studies 35 (4):519-537.score: 144.0
    From an ethnomethodological perspective, this article describes social actors’ everyday and virtual stances in terms of their practices of provisional doubt and belief for the purpose of fact-establishment. Facts are iterated, reinforced, elaborated, and transformed via phenomenal practices configuring relations of equipment, interpretation, and method organized as “other” than, but relevant to, the everyday. Such practices in scientific research involve forms of suspended belief; in other areas they can instead involve forms of suspended doubt. As an (...)
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  19. Eugene T. Long (1983). Belief and History. Review of Metaphysics 36 (3):734-736.score: 140.0
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  20. A. J. Marsella (1999). In Search of Meaning: Some Thoughts on Belief, Doubt, and Well Being. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 18:41-52.score: 140.0
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  21. G. R. Evans (2006). Belief: A Short History for Today. I.B. Tauris.score: 132.0
    What is reasonable? -- Godness -- God's in his heaven; all's right with the world -- A high-risk strategy -- Repair -- A nice place to be -- Is there a future for 'me'? -- Heavenly community.
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  22. Louis E. Loeb (2010). Reflection and the Stability of Belief: Essays on Descartes, Hume, and Reid. Oxford University Press.score: 126.0
    This volume will thus appeal to advanced students and scholars not just in the history of early modern philosophy but in epistemology and other core areas of ...
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  23. D. Castiglione (2003). The Social History of Skepticism: Experience and Doubt in Early Modern Culture Brendan Dooley; The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MA, 1999, 213pp., Price £31.00, ISBN 0-8018-6142-X. [REVIEW] History of European Ideas 29 (1):111-115.score: 126.0
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  24. Nathan Salmon (1995). Being of Two Minds: Belief with Doubt. Noûs 29 (1):1-20.score: 120.0
  25. David Pugmire (1972). A Doubt About the Normative Theory of Belief. Mind 81 (324):584-586.score: 120.0
  26. C. G. Stone (1938). The Virtues of a Roman Emperor: Propaganda and the Creation of Belief. By M. P. Charlesworth. The Raleigh Lecture on History, 1937. From the Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume XXIII. Pp. 31. London: Milford, 1937. Paper, 1s. 6d. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 52 (01):43-44.score: 120.0
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  27. Paul R. Goldin (forthcoming). Ge, Zhaoguang, An Intellectual History of China, Vol. 1: Knowledge, Thought, and Belief Before the Seventh Century CE, Trans. By Michael S. Duke and Josephine Chiu-Duke. [REVIEW] Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy:1-4.score: 120.0
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  28. Anthony F. Beavers & Lee C. Rice (1988). Doubt and Belief in the" Tractatus de Intellectus Emendatione". Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 4:93-120.score: 120.0
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  29. Richard Landau (2010). Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex (Review). Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (1):159-160.score: 120.0
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  30. Crispin Sartwell (1991). Doubt and Faith: Santayana and Kierkegaard on Fundamental Belief. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 27 (2):179 - 195.score: 120.0
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  31. Brian R. Clack (1995). Ann W. Astell (Ed.). Divine Representations. Pp. 269. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1994). $17.95 Pbk.T. E. Burke. Questions of Belief. Pp. 115. (Aldershot: Avebury, 1995). £30.00.Ursula King (Ed.). Gender and Religion. Pp. 324. (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1995). £40.00 Hbk, £13.95 Pbk.J. J. MacIntosh and H. A. Meynell. Faith, Scepticism and Personal Identity. Pp. Xviii + 304. (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1994).Thomas V. Morris (Ed.). God and the Philosophers. Pp. 285. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994). £17.50.Anton Wessels. Europe: Was It Ever Really Christian? Pp. 242. (London: SCM Press, 1994). £12.95 Pbk.Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick. A History of Pagan Europe. Pp. Xv + 262. (London: Routledge, 1995). £25.00. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 31 (4):549.score: 120.0
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  32. Tamar Ross (1999). The Elite and the Masses in the Prism of Metaphysics and History: Harav Kook on the Nature of Religious Belief. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 8 (2):355-367.score: 120.0
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  33. Graham Ward (2010). History, Belief and Imagination in Charles Taylor's a Secular Age. Modern Theology 26 (3):337-348.score: 120.0
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  34. Brian R. Clack (1995). Frank G. Kirkpatrick. Together Bound: God, History, and the Religious Community. Pp. Xviii+195. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).£27.50.Jonathan L. Kvanvig. The Problem of Hell. Pp. Viii+182. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993). £22.50.Anders Nordgren. Evolutionary Thinking: An Analysis of Rationality, Morality and Religion From an Evolutionary Perspective. Pp. 244. (Stockholm: Almqvist and Wicksell (Studia Philosophiae Religionis), 1994). SEK 218.Jean Porter. The Recovery of Virtue. Pp. 208. (London: S.P.C.K., 1994).Elizabeth S. Radcliffe and Carol J. White (Eds). Faith in Theory and Practice: Essays on Justifying Religious Belief. Pp. Xix + 235. (Chicago and La Salle, Illinois: Open Court, 1993).John E. Smith. Quasi-Religions: Humanism, Marxism and Nationalism. Pp. 154. (London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994). £11–99 Pbk. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 31 (1):145.score: 120.0
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  35. Robert Krause (2006). Book Review: Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation From Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson. [REVIEW] Nursing Ethics 13 (3):328-329.score: 120.0
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  36. H. Kuhn (1977). Veritas-Filia-Temporis-on the Value and Belief in Historical-Philosophical Studies and the History of Philosophy. Philosophisches Jahrbuch 84 (1):13-31.score: 120.0
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  37. Susan Donahue Kuretsky (1991). Ruth Mellinkoff, The Devil at Isenheim: Reflections of Popular Belief in Grünewald's Altarpiece.(California Studies in the History of Art, Discovery Series, 1.) Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1989. Pp. Xv, 108; 52 Color and Black-and-White Plates. $29.95. [REVIEW] Speculum 66 (1):202-203.score: 120.0
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  38. Louis Pojman (2003). Faith, Doubt and Belief, or Does Faith Entail Belief? In Richard M. Gale & Alexander R. Pruss (eds.), The Existence of God. 1--15.score: 120.0
     
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  39. Dermot Quinn (1995). A History of Religion in Britain: Practice and Belief From Pre-Roman Times to the Present, Ed. Sheridan Gilley and W. J. Shiels. [REVIEW] The Chesterton Review 21 (3):385-389.score: 120.0
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  40. Robert J. Tristram (1998). “Vico's New Science and New Zealand History.” In The Certainty of Doubt. New Vico Studies 16:80-83.score: 120.0
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  41. Isaac Levi (1991). The Fixation of Belief and its Undoing: Changing Beliefs Through Inquiry. Cambridge University Press.score: 106.0
    Isaac Levi's new book is concerned with how one can justify changing one's beliefs. The discussion is deeply informed by the belief-doubt model advocated by C. S. Peirce and John Dewey, of which the book provides a substantial analysis. Professor Levi then addresses the conceptual framework of potential changes available to an inquirer. A structural approach to propositional attitudes is proposed which rejects the conventional view that a propositional attitude involves a relation between an agent and either a (...)
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  42. J. L. Schellenberg (2007). The Wisdom to Doubt: A Justification of Religious Skepticism. Cornell University Press.score: 102.0
    The Wisdom to Doubt is a major contribution to the contemporary literature on the epistemology of religious belief.
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  43. Dov Ospovat (1980). God and Natural Selection: The Darwinian Idea of Design. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 13 (2):169 - 194.score: 90.0
    If we arrange in chronological order the various statements Darwin made about God, creation, design, plan, law, and so forth, that I have discussed, there emerges a picture of a consistent development in Darwin's religious views from the orthodoxy of his youth to the agnosticism of his later years. Numerous sources attest that at the beginning of the Beagle voyage Darwin was more or less orthodox in religion and science alike.78 After he became a transmutationist early in 1837, he concluded (...)
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  44. Robert Lamb (2011). Beliefs, Desires, Weak Intentionality and the Identity of the History of Ideas. Intellectual History Review 21 (1):85-94.score: 90.0
    The question why Bevir's account of intentionality is conceptualized purely in terms of individual beliefs is important as such a conceptualization appears to depart from standard accounts of intentionality within the philosophy of mind, that include reference to individual desires. It is beliefs and desires which are usually considered the rock?bottom components of individual intentional states, yet Bevir defines weak intentions solely in terms of the former while explicitly rejecting attention to the latter. There are a number of difficulties which (...)
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  45. Robert E. Kohler (1972). The Reception of Eduard Buchner's Discovery of Cell-Free Fermentation. Journal of the History of Biology 5 (2):327 - 353.score: 90.0
    What general conclusions can be drawn about the reception of zymase, its relation to the larger shift from a protoplasm to an enzyme theory of life, and its status as a social phenomenon?The most striking and to me unexpected pattern is the close correlation between attitude toward zymase and professional background. The disbelief of the fermentation technologists, Will, Delbrück, Wehmer, and even Stavenhagen, was as sharp and unanimous as the enthusiasm of the immunologists and enzymologists, Duclaux, Roux, Fernback, and Bertrand, (...)
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  46. Charles Pigden (2013). Subversive Explanations. In Gregory Dawes & James Maclaurin (eds.), A New Science of Religion,. Routledge. 147-161..score: 87.0
    Can an explanation of a set of beliefs cast doubt on the things believed? In particular, can an evolutionary explanation of religious beliefs call the contents of those beliefs into question? Yes - under certain circumstances. I distinguish between natural histories of beliefs and genealogies. A natural history of a set of beliefs is an explanation that puts them down to naturalistic causes. (I try to give an account of natural explanations which favors a certain kind of ‘methodological (...)
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  47. Andrew Reisner & Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen (eds.) (2011). Reasons for Belief. Cambridge University Press.score: 84.0
    Philosophers have long been concerned about what we know and how we know it. Increasingly, however, a related question has gained prominence in philosophical discussion: what should we believe and why? This volume brings together twelve new essays that address different aspects of this question. The essays examine foundational questions about reasons for belief, and use new research on reasons for belief to address traditional epistemological concerns such as knowledge, justification and perceptually acquired beliefs. This book will be (...)
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  48. David Phiroze Christensen (2004). Putting Logic in its Place: Formal Constraints on Rational Belief. Oxford University Press.score: 84.0
    What role, if any, does formal logic play in characterizing epistemically rational belief? Traditionally, belief is seen in a binary way - either one believes a proposition, or one doesn't. Given this picture, it is attractive to impose certain deductive constraints on rational belief: that one's beliefs be logically consistent, and that one believe the logical consequences of one's beliefs. A less popular picture sees belief as a graded phenomenon.
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  49. Ruth Barcan Marcus, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Diana Raffman & Nicholas Asher (eds.) (1995). Modality, Morality, and Belief: Essays in Honor of Ruth Barcan Marcus. Cambridge University Press.score: 84.0
    Modality, morality and belief are among the most controversial topics in philosophy today, and few philosophers have shaped these debates as deeply as Ruth Barcan Marcus. Inspired by her work, a distinguished group of philosophers explore these issues, refine and sharpen arguments and develop new positions on such topics as possible worlds, moral dilemmas, essentialism, and the explanation of actions by beliefs. This 'state of the art' collection honours one of the most rigorous and iconoclastic of philosophical pioneers.
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  50. Wolfgang Spohn (2012). The Laws of Belief: Ranking Theory and its Philosophical Applications. Oxford University Press.score: 84.0
    Wolfgang Spohn presents the first full account of the dynamic laws of belief, by means of ranking theory. This book is his long-awaited presentation of ranking theory and its ramifications.
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