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desire

desire  

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The standard model of human motivation, sometimes called the ‘Humean’ theory of motivation, is that it takes a desire and a belief. Belief by itself will not suffice, unless the objects of belief ...
judgement

judgement  

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At different times philosophers have expressed their concern with the nature of judgement in different terms: the investigation may be called the theory of content, of belief, of propositions, of ...
open and closed thought

open and closed thought  

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Modern theories of knowledge focus on change of belief. They ask what, given a background of beliefs and expectations, is the best way to change one's beliefs in the face ...
opinion

opinion  

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A proposition (1) that is accepted as true without compelling grounds, therefore falling short of being a belief and far short of constituting knowledge. opine vb.
religion

religion  

A structured system of doctrines of belief in a supernatural power, a system of spiritual beliefs and practices.
sensation

sensation  

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As conventionally distinguished from perception, sensation is the initial physiological process of detecting an immediate external sensory stimulus prior to its interpretation and categorization. ...
syllogism

syllogism  

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An instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises) that each share a term with the conclusion, and that share ...
thinking

thinking  

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The act or process of having ideas or thoughts, including reasoning, problem solving, decision making, the formation of mental models, and the contemplation of knowledge, beliefs, and opinions. See ...
trying

trying  

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Phenomenon whose relation to belief desire intention, is investigated in philosophy of action.Some philosophers accord trying a prominent role in action's elucidation, believing both that someone who ...
voluntarism

voluntarism  

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Generally a position seeing reason and intellect as subservient to the will: any position sympathizing with Hume's dictum that reason is and ought to be the slave of the passions. In ethics, ...

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