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'''Belief''' is the mental state in which an individual holds a proposition to be true. Beliefs are often metaphorically referred to as maps, and are considered valid to the extent that they correctly correspond to the [[truth]]. A person's [[knowledge]] is a subset of their beliefs, namely the beliefs that are also true and justified. Beliefs can be second-order, concerning propositions about other beliefs.
 
'''Belief''' is the mental state in which an individual holds a proposition to be true. Beliefs are often metaphorically referred to as maps, and are considered valid to the extent that they correctly correspond to the [[truth]]. A person's [[knowledge]] is a subset of their beliefs, namely the beliefs that are also true and justified. Beliefs can be second-order, concerning propositions about other beliefs.
  
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/07/belief-in-belie.html Belief in Belief] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/12/your-true-rejec.html Is That Your True Rejection?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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==External references==
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/07/belief-in-belie.html Belief in Belief] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/12/your-true-rejec.html Is That Your True Rejection?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
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Belief is the mental state in which an individual holds a proposition to be true. Beliefs are often metaphorically referred to as maps, and are considered valid to the extent that they correctly correspond to the truth. A person's knowledge is a subset of their beliefs, namely the beliefs that are also true and justified. Beliefs can be second-order, concerning propositions about other beliefs.

See also

Blog posts

External references

  • Dennett, Daniel C. (2006). Breaking the Spell. New York: Viking. ISBN 067003472X.