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by Londoner
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is belief?
Replies: 110
Views: 9875

Re: What is belief?

Did you ever have a thought pop into your head that is totally unrelated to your current chain of thoughts, and unconnected to current perception? A thought “out of the blue” as the saying goes. If you describe this thought it seems so out-of-place that you might say, it’s not even my own. I think ...
by Londoner
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is belief?
Replies: 110
Views: 9875

Re: What is belief?

A belief is an assertion of reality. Whether that belief is rational, or actually is real, is a question of knowledge. Every statement, sentence, is a claim to knowledge about reality. As an example, your first sentence asserts that beliefs exist, assertions exist, reality exists. It's recursive wh...
by Londoner
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is belief?
Replies: 110
Views: 9875

Re: What is belief?

Only the physical exists. Thoughts exist. Therefore, thoughts are physical. Belief is a thought, therefore belief is physical. I am aware that what might broadly be described as 'thoughts' come in different kinds. Some thoughts impose themselves upon me, I cannot will them away. They are also have ...