Single Idea 3816

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / c. Aim of beliefs]

Full Idea

The terminology of "propositional attitudes" is confused, because it suggests that a belief is an attitude towards a propositions, …but the proposition is the content, not the object, of my belief.

Gist of Idea

Our beliefs are about things, not propositions (which are the content of the belief)


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.2)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.36