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

Other articles related to "belief, beliefs":

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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
Argumentum Ad Populum - Exceptions
... Appeal to belief is valid only when the question is whether the belief exists ... 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 ...
Ishikism - Belief
... 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 inanışları etkilemiş, semavi ... 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 ...
Group Conflict - Intergroup Conflict - Belief Domains That Contribute To Intergroup Conflict
... 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 Aryans as a 'master' race is one example of this belief ...

Famous quotes containing the word belief:

    It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    Religion ... may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.
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    Power-worship blurs political judgement because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)