Are beliefs brain states?

In Anthonie W. M. Meijers (ed.), Explaining Beliefs. CSLI Publications (Stanford) (2001)
During the past couple of decades, philosophy of mind--with its siblings, philosophy of psychology and cognitive science--has been one of the most exciting areas of philosophy. Yet, in that time, I have come to think that there is a deep flaw in the basic conception of its object of study--a deep flaw in its conception of the so-called propositional attitudes, like belief, desire, and intention. Taking belief as the fundamental propositional attitude, scientifically-minded philosophers hold that beliefs, if there are any, are brain states. I call this conception of belief.
Keywords Belief  Brain State  Metaphysics  Baker, Lynne Rudder
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