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Single Idea 3872

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

Full Idea

We cannot determine what someone's beliefs are independently of assessing to some extent the truth or falsity of the beliefs.

Gist of Idea

We must assess the truth of beliefs in identifying them


W.H. Newton-Smith (The Rationality of Science [1981], X.4)

Book Reference

Newton-Smith,W.H.: 'The Rationality of Science' [RKP 1981], p.249