Belief

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  1. To Believe is to Believe True.Howard Sankey - forthcoming - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology.
    It is argued that to believe is to believe true. That is, when one believes a proposition one thereby believes the proposition to be true. This is a point about what it is to believe rather than about the aim of belief or the standard of correctness for belief. The point that to believe is to believe true appears to be an analytic truth about the concept of belief. It also appears to be essential to the state of belief that (...)
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  2. Functionalist Interrelations Amongst Human Psychological States Inter Se, Ditto for Martians.Nicholas Shea - forthcoming - In Joulia Smortchkova, Tobias Schlicht & Krzysztof Dolega (eds.), What Are Mental Representations? Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    One job for theories of mental representation is to distinguish between different kinds of mental representation: beliefs, desires, intentions, perceptual states, etc. What makes a mental state a belief that p rather than a desire that p or a visual representation that p? Functionalism is a leading approach for doing so: for individuating mental states. Functionalism is designed to allow that psychological states can be multiply realized. Mark Sprevak has argued that, for a functionalist account of psychological states to apply (...)
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  3. Knowledge and Belief in the Letter of Paul the Persian.Said Hayati - 2016 - In Dietmar W. Winkler (ed.), Syrische Studien. LIT Verlag. pp. 63-73.
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  4. Belief and 'Belief': Reply to Burley.Severin Schroeder - unknown
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  5. The Structure of Cognitive Agency.Daniel Breyer - 2016 - Acta Analytica 31 (3):285-296.
    Credit theories of knowledge have to explain the conditions under which beliefs are attributable to cognitive agents. The most promising way to explain these conditions is to offer an account of cognitive agency that is a plausible development of the uncontroversial notion that we are believing subjects. This article develops and defends a Structuralist model of cognitive agency.
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  6. The Hysteresis Effect: Theorizing Mismatch in Action.Michael Strand & Omar Lizardo - 2016 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 46 (4).
    Widespread reliance on representationalist understandings commit social scientists to either partially or totally decouple belief from reality, limiting the domain of phenomena that can be treated by belief as an analytic concept. Developing the contrastive notion of practical belief, we introduce the hysteresis effect as a situational phenomenon involving the systematic production of agent-environment mismatches and argue for its placement as a central problem for the theory of action. Revealing the dynamic, embodied conservation of belief in the temporality of practice, (...)
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  7. Is Truth a Norm?Pascal Engel - unknown
    This paper tries to say in what sense truth is a norm, a thesis that Donald Davidson, whose view are examined, denies. After skteching his conception of rationality, it is argued that truth is a norm in only the sense that we ought to believe what we believe is true, not that we all to believe everything which is true. This minimal norm of truth is isolated and defended.
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  8. Peut-on Parler de Croyances Délirantes?Pascal Engel - unknown
    This paper examines the status of delusive beliefs as beliefs. I argue that there is no reason not to call them beliefs, and suggest some strategies to cope with them.
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  9. In the Wake of Aum: The Formation and Transformation of a Universe of Belief.Susumu Shimazono - 1995 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 22 (3-4):381-415.
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  10. Do Unconscious Beliefs Yield Knowledge?Luís G. Augusto - 2009 - Revista Filosófica de Coimbra 18 (35):161-175.
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  11. Belief, Reason & Logic.Scott Sturgeon - 2009 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 64:89-100.
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  12. Fear Without Belief.John Morreall - 1993 - Journal of Philosophy 90 (7):359-366.
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  13. Rational Belief. An Introduction to Logic.E. N., Albert Myrton Frye & Albert William Levi - 1941 - Journal of Philosophy 38 (7):188.
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  14. Comment: Beyond Belief.Fergus Kerr - 2007 - New Blackfriars 88 (1017):505-506.
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  15. The Question of Believing.Luce Giard - 1996 - New Blackfriars 77 (909):478-478.
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  16. When Belief Fails.Eamon Duffy - 1985 - New Blackfriars 66 (779):208-216.
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  17. The Future of Belief.Brian Wicker - 1967 - New Blackfriars 48 (565):468-478.
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  18. Conscious Belief and Deliberation.Christopher Hookway & K. V. Wilkes - 1981 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 55 (1):75-108.
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  19. XIII.—Some Considerations About Belief.H. H. Price - 1935 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 35 (1):229-252.
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  20. X.—Belief.C. A. Mace - 1929 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 29 (1):227-250.
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  21. VIII—On Belief.A. Phillips Griffiths - 1963 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 63 (1):167-186.
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  22. Belief in God in an Age of Science. John Polkinghorne.Stephen P. Weldon - 2001 - Isis 92 (3):599-600.
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  23. Judgment and Belief.G. M. Duncan - 1895 - Psychological Review 2 (2):202-209.
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  24. A Probabilistic Analysis of the Relationships Among Belief and Attitudes.Robert S. Wyer & Lee Goldberg - 1970 - Psychological Review 77 (2):100-120.
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  25. Two Facets of Belief.Bernhard Weiss - 2016 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (3):413-432.
    I begin by contrasting two facets of belief: that belief is a response to a sufficiency of evidence and that belief plays a role in one’s representation of reality. I claim that these conceptions of belief are in tension because whilst the latter – Representationalism – requires Logical Coherence of belief the former – Thresholdism – conflicts with Logical Coherence. Thus we need to choose between conceptions. Many have argued that the Preface Paradox supports Thresholdism. In contrast I argue that (...)
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  26. Bisimulation and Expressivity for Conditional Belief, Degrees of Belief, and Safe Belief.Mikkel Birkegaard Andersen, Thomas Bolander, Hans van Ditmarsch & Martin Holm Jensen - 2017 - Synthese 194 (7):2447-2487.
    Plausibility models are Kripke models that agents use to reason about knowledge and belief, both of themselves and of each other. Such models are used to interpret the notions of conditional belief, degrees of belief, and safe belief. The logic of conditional belief contains that modality and also the knowledge modality, and similarly for the logic of degrees of belief and the logic of safe belief. With respect to these logics, plausibility models may contain too much information. A proper notion (...)
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  27. File Change Semantics for Preschoolers: Alternative Naming and Belief Understanding.Josef Perner & Johannes L. Brandl - 2005 - Interaction Studiesinteraction Studies Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems 6 (3):483-501.
  28. Gricean Belief Change.James P. Delgrande, Abhaya C. Nayak & Maurice Pagnucco - 2005 - Studia Logica 79 (1):97-113.
    One of the standard principles of rationality guiding traditional accounts of belief change is the principle of minimal change: a reasoner's belief corpus should be modified in a minimal fashion when assimilating new information. This rationality principle has stood belief change in good stead. However, it does not deal properly with all belief change scenarios. We introduce a novel account of belief change motivated by one of Grice's maxims of conversational implicature: the reasoner's belief corpus is modified in a minimal (...)
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  29. Believing Selves: Negotiating Social and Psychological Experiences of Belief.Steven Carlisle & Gregory M. Simon - 2012 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 40 (3):221-236.
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  30. Relation Between Perceived Parental Acceptance and Intimate Partner Acceptance in Turkey: Does History Repeat Itself?Azm Varan - 2005 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 33 (3):414-426.
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  31. Marcus on Belief and Belief in the Impossible.Mark Richard - 2013 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 28 (3):407.
    I review but don’t endorse Marcus’ arguments that impossible beliefs are impossible. I defend her claim that belief’s objects are, in some important sense, not the bearers of truth and falsity, discuss her dispositionalism about belief, and argue it’s a good fit with the idea that belief’s objects are Russellian states of affairs. Reviso, pero no suscribo, los argumentos de Marcus a favor de que las creencias imposibles son imposibles. Defiendo su tesis de que los objetos de las creencias no (...)
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  32. The Aim of Belief.Dean H. Chapman - 2015 - Philosophical Quarterly 65 (261):839-842.
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  33. Two Types of Belief Report.Michael Hegarty - 2010 - The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 6 (1).
    Ascriptions of belief and other doxastic propositional attitudes are commonly interpreted as quantifying over a set of possible worlds constituting doxastic alternatives for the belief experiencer. Katz has argued that belief predicates and other stative attitude predicates, along with stative predicates generally, lack a Davidsonian event argument and therefore do not report on any eventuality . Hacquard , in contrast, assumes that all attitude ascriptions describe an event corresponding to the mental state of the attitude experiencer. The present investigation suggests (...)
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  34. From Knowledge-Based Programs to Graded Belief-Based Programs, Part I: On-Line Reasoning.Noël Laverny & Jérôme Lang - 2005 - Synthese 147 (2):277-321.
    Knowledge-based programs (KBPs) are a powerful notion for expressing action policies in which branching conditions refer to implicit knowledge and call for a deliberation task at execution time. However, branching conditions in KBPs cannot refer to possibly erroneous beliefs or to graded belief, such as “if my belief that φ holds is high then do some action α else perform some sensing action β”.
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  35. Believing and Accepting.Pascal Engel (ed.) - 2000 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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  36. Belief, Aim Of.Davide Fassio - 2015 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  37. Individual Belief Revision Dynamics in a Group Context.Igor Volzhanin, Ulrike Hahn, Martin Jönsson & Erik J. Olsson - unknown
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  38. Belief and Agency.David Hunter (ed.) - 2011 - University of Calgary Press.
  39. Doubt and Skepticism in Antiquity and the Renaissance.Michelle Zerba - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is an interdisciplinary study of the forms and uses of doubt in works by Homer, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Cicero, Machiavelli, Shakespeare and Montaigne. Based on close analysis of literary and philosophical texts by these important authors, Michelle Zerba argues that doubt is a defining experience in antiquity and the Renaissance, one that constantly challenges the limits of thought and representation. The wide-ranging discussion considers issues that run the gamut from tragic loss to comic bombast, from psychological collapse to skeptical (...)
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  40. Explaining Attitudes: A Practical Approach to the Mind.Lynne Rudder Baker - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    Explaining Attitudes offers an important challenge to the dominant conception of belief found in the work of such philosophers as Dretske and Fodor. According to this dominant view beliefs, if they exist at all, are constituted by states of the brain. Lynne Rudder Baker rejects this view and replaces it with a quite different approach - practical realism. Seen from the perspective of practical realism, any argument that interprets beliefs as either brain states or states of immaterial souls is a (...)
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  41. The Fixation of Belief and its Undoing: Changing Beliefs Through Inquiry.Isaac Levi - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    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 linguistic entity (...)
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  42. Truth as Internal Norm of the Statement.Robert Piłat - 2013 - Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 8.
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  43. Essay on Belief and Acceptance.L. Jonathan Cohen - 1995 - Oxford University Press UK.
    In this original and incisive book, one of Britain's most eminent philosophers contends that those who analyse the concept of knowledge do not distinguish adequately between voluntary belief and involuntary acceptance. The distinction, elucidated by the author, turns out to be vital for understanding many important issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science.
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  44. Introduction. Beliefs and Believing: The Web and the Spinning.Herman Parret - 1983 - In Herman [Ed] Parret (ed.), On Believing. De la Croyance. Epistemological and Semiotic Approaches. De Gruyter. pp. 1-15.
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  45. Some Remarks on Belief, Confidence, and Cooperation.Marina Sbisà - 1983 - In Herman [Ed] Parret (ed.), On Believing. De la Croyance. Epistemological and Semiotic Approaches. De Gruyter. pp. 302-315.
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  46. The Price of Doubt.Nicholas Nathan - 2000 - Routledge.
    The Price of Doubt is an important contribution to the problem of scepticism. It offers a new standard for the appraisal of philosophical arguments. Nicholas Nathan confronts the sceptic. He questions the value of his argument and the knowledge it contains and provides a potential remedy to the frustrations of anti-sceptical epistemology.
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  47. On Belief.Slavoj Zizek - 2001 - Routledge.
    What is the basis of belief in an era when globalization, multiculturalism and big business are the new religion? Slavoj Zizek, renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling and breathless new book. From 'cyberspace reason' to the paradox that is 'Western Buddhism', _On Belief_ gets behind the contours of the way we normally think about belief, in particular Judaism and Christianity. Holding up the so-called authenticity of religious belief to critical light, Zizek draws on (...)
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  48. Against Epistemic Agency.Andrew Puzzo - unknown
    A great many philosophers suggest that we exercise epistemic agency – a kind of agency that is distinctly epistemic in character and which allows us directly to exercise agency over our beliefs. In this thesis I will question the intelligibility of this suggestion. In order to do so, I will consider and argue against the four common views that are supposed to locate and explain epistemic agency. The first view suggests that we exercise epistemic agency because believing itself is a (...)
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  49. Are Belief Reports Made True Internally?Robin Stenwall - unknown
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  50. Segerberg on the Paradoxes of Introspective Belief Change.Sebastian Enqvist & Erik J. Olsson - unknown
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