Difference between revisions of "Improper belief"

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Note that the fact that a belief just happens to be true doesn't mean you're right to have it. If you buy a [[lottery]] ticket, certain that it's a winning ticket (for no reason), and it happens to be, believing that was still a mistake.
 
Note that the fact that a belief just happens to be true doesn't mean you're right to have it. If you buy a [[lottery]] ticket, certain that it's a winning ticket (for no reason), and it happens to be, believing that was still a mistake.
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Improper belief is one of the subjects of the [[Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions]] sequence.  Types of improper belief discussed there include:
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*[[Free-floating belief]]
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*[[Belief as attire]]
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*[[Belief in belief]]
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*[[Belief as cheering]]
  
 
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*[[Anti-epistemology]]
 
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*[[Self-deception]]
 
*[[Self-deception]]
*[[Free-floating belief]], [[Belief as attire]], [[Belief in belief]]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:31, 30 April 2012

An improper belief is a belief that isn't concerned with describing the territory. A proper belief, on the other hand, requires observations, gets updated upon encountering new evidence, and provides practical benefit in anticipated experience.

Note that the fact that a belief just happens to be true doesn't mean you're right to have it. If you buy a lottery ticket, certain that it's a winning ticket (for no reason), and it happens to be, believing that was still a mistake.

Improper belief is one of the subjects of the Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions sequence. Types of improper belief discussed there include:

Blog posts

See also