Belief

Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true.

Read more about Belief:  Belief, Knowledge and Epistemology, Belief As A Psychological Theory, How Beliefs Are Formed, Belief-in, Delusional Beliefs

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Group Conflict - Intergroup Conflict - Belief Domains That Contribute To Intergroup Conflict
... At the group level, this translates into the belief that one's own group has a superior cultural heritage (e.g ... ideology of Aryans as a 'master' race is one example of this belief ... Injustice At the individual level, this belief revolves around perceived mistreatment by others, and/or the world at large ...
Ishikism - Belief
... of the world, is claimed to have been the main source for all other religions and beliefs in the world Aleviliğin, on binlerce yıllık geçmişten gelen, bütün inanışlar ... 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 ... 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 ...
Argumentum Ad Populum - Exceptions
... Appeal to belief is valid only when the question is whether the belief exists ... 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 ...
Delusional Beliefs
... 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 ... and researchers treat delusions as if they were genuine beliefs ...
Argumentum Ad Populum - Explanation
... 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 ... to certain other fallacies 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word belief:

    To say that an idea is necessary is simply to affirm that we cannot conceive the contrary; and the fact that we cannot conceive the contrary of any belief may be a presumption, but is certainly no proof, of its truth.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    The source of Pyrrhonism comes from failing to distinguish between a demonstration, a proof and a probability. A demonstration supposes that the contradictory idea is impossible; a proof of fact is where all the reasons lead to belief, without there being any pretext for doubt; a probability is where the reasons for belief are stronger than those for doubting.
    Andrew Michael Ramsay (1686–1743)