Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Belief, philosophy: attitude of considering a sentence to be true. Unlike religious faith belief is linked to the assessment of probabilities. See also belief, religious belief, propositional attitudes, intensions, probability, belief degrees.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Brandom, Robert
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Beliefs I 788
You can weakly believe of Pegasus that he had wings.
But if you strongly believe in something, you have to be able to pick it out.
I 759f
Belief de re/Quine/Brandom: aroused interest in de re by distinguishing between the conceptual and relational meanings of belief - you do not have relational beliefs about an object by simply knowing the singular word - definition of weak de re: someone who only believes that the smallest spy is a spy does not know much about spies - not yet de re of any objects - epistemically strong: Example of Rosa Kleb who believes that she is the smallest spy (de re).
I 790
Definition strong/weak/belief/Brandom: you can weakly believe of Pegasus that he had wings - but if you strongly believe in something, you have to be able to pick it out.
II 226
Belief/Brandom: 1. you only believe what you believe to believe - 2. and also everything that one is more or less tied to by hione's s believes - e.g. if I believe that Kant revered Hamann and I believe that Hamann was the Magus of the North, I also believe that Kant worshiped the Magus of the North.
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I 764
Belief / de dicto / Davidson(/Brandom: only allows de dicto beliefs.
I 962
Conviction / Def weak relation / Dennett / Brandom: what is expressed by de re attributions - I 765 but strong de re convictions would have little meaning, if useful at all - Conviction / Dretske: (widely spread thesis): de re convictions are understandable regardless of de dicto convictions - I 765 Conviction / Brandom: demonstrative, indexical de re convctions are conceptual, but not independent - they cannot stand alone - decisive are the weak ones - and not a special kind of contact with the object.
I 965
Belief / Brandom: Each conviction, be it strong or weak, can be attributed de re or de dicto.
II 48
Belief / BrandomVsDavidson: Definition via wish.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begr√ľnden und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24