Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true.
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... Appeal to belief is valid only when the question is whether the belief exists ... popularity is therefore valid only when the questions are whether the belief is widespread and to what degree ... ad populum only proves that a belief is popular, not that it is true ...
... Delusions are defined as beliefs in psychiatric diagnostic criteria (for example in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) ... Berrios has challenged the view that delusions are genuine beliefs and instead labels them as "empty speech acts", where affected persons are motivated to express false or bizarre belief statements due to an ... treat delusions as if they were genuine beliefs ...
... Superiority At an individual level, this belief revolves around a person's enduring notion that he or she is better than other people in important ways ... At the group level, this translates into the belief that one's own group has a superior cultural heritage (e.g ... of Hitler's ideology of Aryans as a 'master' race is one example of this belief ...
... the main source for all other religions and beliefs in the world Aleviliğin, on binlerce yıllık geçmişten gelen, bütün inanışları etkilemiş, semavi dinlere ... all its truth, that Alevism, with its tens of thousands of years of history, has influenced all beliefs and has been the Original Source (the so-called "Serçeşme" - meaning "Beginning Spot of Fountain") of the ... A good example of this belief can be found in the translation of the book The Cathars The Most Successful Heresy of the Middle Ages (2005) by Sean Martins ...
... It is logically fallacious because the mere fact that a belief is widely-held is not necessarily a guarantee that the belief is correct if the belief of any individual can be wrong, then the ... that involve a confusion between the justification of a belief and its widespread acceptance by a given group of people ... When an argument uses the appeal to the beliefs of a group of supposed experts, it takes on the form of an appeal to authority if the appeal is to the beliefs of a group of ...
More definitions of "belief":
- (noun): Any cognitive content held as true.
Famous quotes containing the word belief:
“Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with ones own opinion.”
—Ambrose Bierce (18421914)
“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945)
“Three factorsthe belief that child care is female work, the failure of ex-husbands to support their children, and higher male wages at workhave taken the economic rug from under that half of married women who divorce.”
—Arlie Hochschild (20th century)