On the Aim of Belief
J. David Velleman
New York University - Department of Philosophy
THE POSSIBILITY OF PRACTICAL REASON, Oxford University Press, 2000 (now out of print)
This paper explores the sense in which belief "aims at the truth". In this course of this exploration, it discusses the difference between belief and make-believe, the nature of psychoanalytic explanation, the supposed "normativity of meaning", and related topics.
Keywords: philosophy of mind, belief, fantasy, pretence, psychoanalysis
Date posted: August 23, 2007 ; Last revised: June 22, 2012
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