Single Idea 3490

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / e. Belief holism]

Full Idea

To have one belief or desire, I have to have a whole network of other beliefs and desires.

Gist of Idea

Beliefs only make sense as part of a network of other beliefs


John Searle (The Rediscovery of the Mind [1992], Ch. 8.I)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'The Rediscovery of the Mind' [MIT 1999], p.176