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Single Idea 4097

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

Full Idea

Some philosophers have claimed that there are two kinds of belief, 'de re' belief and 'de dicto' belief.


'De re' are about things, 'de dicto' are about descriptions or propositions

Gist of Idea

Maybe there are two kinds of belief - 'de re' beliefs and 'de dicto' beliefs


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 4.35)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.117

A Reaction

Interesting, though it may only distinguish two objects of belief, not two types. Internalist and externalist views are implied.