Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Search  
 
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
Dretske, Fred
 
Books on Amazon
Beliefs I Fred Dretske Minimale Rationalit├Ąt in D.Perler/M. Wild (Hg.)Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt/M. 2005

I 218
Belief/Animal/Plant/Surprise/Dretske: Plants can be "duped". Too early warm weather and drought make the inner clock run too fast. When behavior is produced by internal representations, we are tempted to use intentional vocabulary. The plant is "mistaken". We also do this with devices. The internal clock of these plants may mean that it is July (instead of April).
N.B.: but the fact that it means it, is irrelevant for the fact that the plant changes color! (> Blinking).

Dret I
F. Dretske
Naturalizing the Mind Cambridge 1997


> Counter arguments against Dretske



back to list view | > Suggest your own contribution | > Suggest a correction
 
Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-24