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Against dispositionalism: belief in cognitive science

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Dispositionalism about belief has had a recent resurgence. In this paper we critically evaluate a popular dispositionalist program pursued by Eric Schwitzgebel. Then we present an alternative: a psychofunctional, representational theory of belief. This theory of belief has two main pillars: that beliefs are relations to structured mental representations, and that the relations are determined by the generalizations under which beliefs are acquired, stored, and changed. We end by describing som...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11098-017-0962-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Studies Journal website
Volume:
175
Issue:
9
Pages:
2353–2372
Publication date:
2017-09-06
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EISSN:
1573-0883
ISSN:
0031-8116
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pubs:826690
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uri:555ffb0c-f87d-429d-9515-09165ba9e14c
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uuid:555ffb0c-f87d-429d-9515-09165ba9e14c
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pubs:826690

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