doxastic


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doxastic

(dɒksˈæstɪk)
adj
1. (Logic) of or relating to belief
2. (Logic) denoting the branch of modal logic that studies the concept of belief
[C18: from Greek doxastikos having an opinion, ultimately from doxazein to conjecture]
Translations
doxastique
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alpha]) From the point of view of knowledge and/or justification, all our doxastic cognitive states3 are grouped into a number of large mutually exclusive classes, [C.
The doxastic ideal and epistemic duty in traditional epistemology
Since Descartes employs clear and distinct ideas, in a theory of doxastic inclinations, as well as in a theory of understanding, Vinci finds Descartes's claim that we can have a clear and distinct perception of a nonpropositional item, like extension, perplexing.
A] person is entitled to his belief that p just in case S believes p, and there's no doxastic practice D pertaining to p such that S ought to have implemented D better than S did" (p.
Doxastic theories of the basing relation hold (at least) that a meta-belief to the effect that a reason is a good reason to hold a belief is a necessary condition of the belief being based on the reason.
39) 1986 essay testify to the relevance of epistemological discourse, and to its place in rhetoric (it has its "zone"), if only as interlocutor for doxastic reason.
The psychologists' doxastic commitment to the robustness of psychological phenomena is a special instance of the more general scientific confidence that the robustness of real phenomena will, in the long run and given appropriate background assumptions, guide a reliable (even if imperfect) methodology to the identification of approximately true theories.
His defense involves distinguishing between alethic and doxastic security, and arguing for understanding factive knowledge in terms of both.
I briefly postpone for now discussion of what difference it makes whether this risk is metaphysical or doxastic in nature.
In Chapter 9, he argues that the traditional doxastic approach to epistemology has stepped into the unsolvable mess of the Gettier problem.
SUMMARY: In this paper I discuss the criteria that have been postulated for a principled distinction between doxastic states and subdoxastic states, namely: accesibility to consciousness (Stich 1978), inferential integration (Stich 1978), and conceptualization (Davies 1986, 1989).
So much for the main alternatives to the Doxastic Argument.