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Single Idea 3743

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

Full Idea

It is only when beliefs are given some symbolic expression that they acquire the precision and stability that enables us to entertain them.

Gist of Idea

We can't contemplate our beliefs until we have expressed them


D.J. O'Connor (The Correspondence Theory of Truth [1975], Ch.5)

Book Reference

O'Connor,D.J.: 'The Correspondence Theory of Truth' [Hutchinson 1975], p.32