Full and Partial Belief
February 6, 2014 12:21 PM   Subscribe

Philosophers Kenny Easwaran and Jonathan Weisberg discuss full and partial belief.

For some background to the discussion, see the SEP articles on Belief and on Formal Representations of Belief.
posted by Jonathan Livengood (6 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
So cool! Brandon Fitelson gave a terrific talk here at UW about this paper (with Easwaran, Briggs, and Cariani) which I've often thought about since then, but never as seriously as I'd like.
posted by escabeche at 12:36 PM on February 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh god, I'm now old enough that even philosophy professors look like children =(
posted by ominous_paws at 1:11 PM on February 6, 2014 [6 favorites]

The Vulcans have 50 words for belief.
posted by davel at 1:50 PM on February 6, 2014


I'd love to hear what you're thinking about that Briggs et al. paper and/or the full versus partial belief discussion. I like getting an outside-the-discipline perspective. Either here in the thread or by memail or email.
posted by Jonathan Livengood at 4:16 PM on February 6, 2014

I was thinking about this, with regard to religious faith, and that if there is a spectrum between believing and non-believing, then where does one draw the line for believers? I do know that I have partial contrition for many of my sins.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:13 PM on February 6, 2014

Looks good! Thanks for the link!
posted by painquale at 4:40 AM on February 7, 2014

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