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[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / a. Beliefs]

Full Idea

Asking how many beliefs I have is like asking how many drops of water there are in a bucket. If I believe my dog is in the garden, do I also believe he is not in the house, or in Siberia?

Gist of Idea

We could never pin down how many beliefs we have


Michael Williams (Problems of Knowledge [2001], Ch.11)

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.136