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[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / a. Beliefs]

Full Idea

Belief is something of an explanatory construct: we attribute beliefs to others largely in order to explain their behaviour.

Gist of Idea

We attribute beliefs to people in order to explain their behaviour


David J.Chalmers (The Conscious Mind [1996], 1.1.3)

Book Reference

Chalmers,David J.: 'The Conscious Mind' [OUP 1997], p.19