What are beliefs?

Some articles on beliefs, belief:

Hearing Voices Movement - Recent Work
... Recent work has focused on beliefs about voices in addition to the voices themselves ... a number of psychological theories for understanding the experience of hearing voices and the beliefs associated with them ... not only be linked to voice characteristics but also social and interpersonal beliefs based on life experience ...
Outline Of Epistemology - Epistemological Theories - Justification
... Foundationalism – Self-evident basic beliefs justify other non-basic beliefs ... Coherentism – Beliefs are justified if they cohere with other beliefs a person holds, each belief is justified if it coheres with the overall system of beliefs ... – The believer must be able to justify a belief through internal knowledge ...

Famous quotes containing the word beliefs:

    We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To begin to use cultural forces for the good of our daughters we must first shake ourselves awake from the cultural trance we all live in. This is no small matter, to untangle our true beliefs from what we have been taught to believe about who and what girls and women are.
    Jeanne Elium (20th century)

    Airplanes are invariably scheduled to depart at such times as 7:54, 9:21 or 11:37. This extreme specificity has the effect on the novice of instilling in him the twin beliefs that he will be arriving at 10:08, 1:43 or 4:22, and that he should get to the airport on time. These beliefs are not only erroneous but actually unhealthy.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)