Single Idea 14781

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

Full Idea

A cerebral habit of the highest kind, which will determine what we do in fancy as well as what we do in action, is called a 'belief'.

Gist of Idea

A 'belief' is a habit which determines how our imagination and actions proceed


Charles Sanders Peirce (What is a Leading Principle? [1880], I)

Book Reference

Peirce,Charles Sanders: 'Philosophical Writings of Peirce', ed/tr. Buchler,Justus [Dover 1940], p.130