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Suppressed Belief

Romdenh-Romluc, Komarine (2007) Suppressed Belief. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 22 (1). pp. 17-24. ISSN 2171-679X

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Moran conceives of conscious belief as a conscious activity, rather than awareness of a mental state. Once conscious belief is understood in this way, the notion of suppressed belief becomes problematic. In this paper, I draw on the work of Merleau-Ponty to sketch an account of suppressed belief. I suggest that suppressed beliefs should not be understood as attitudes towards propositions. Instead, they should be conceived as ways of perceiving and interacting with the world that are out of keeping with how one represents it as being.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: conscious belief, Moran, Merleau-Ponty, self-knowledge, suppressed belief
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 20:09
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 21:58
Item ID: 10433
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.478
Date: 2007
Page Range: pp. 17-24
Volume: 22
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X

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