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Some Revisionary Proposals About Belief and Believing

Ruth Barcan Marcus

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Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096576
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833412 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195096576.003.0015
 Some Revisionary Proposals About Belief and Believing

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This paper proposes an “object‐centered” account of belief and believing that departs from the dominant, language‐oriented accounts, according to which the objects of believing are linguistic or quasi‐linguistic entities. The paper provides a critical examination of such language‐oriented views, and also includes discussions of the disquotation principle, a puzzle about belief in non‐existence, and whether one can believe an impossibility.

Keywords: belief; contradiction; Davidson; disquotation principle; identity

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Subjects: Philosophy

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