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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)

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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

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Date posted: August 23, 2007 ; Last revised: June 22, 2012

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Velleman, J. David, On the Aim of Belief. THE POSSIBILITY OF PRACTICAL REASON, Oxford University Press, 2000 (now out of print). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1006990

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J. David Velleman (Contact Author)
New York University - Department of Philosophy ( email )
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HOME PAGE: http://homepages.nyu.edu/~dv26/
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