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We will be making reference to and building on these all semester. Belief To believe a claim is to assent to it or to have an attitude towards it such that you think it is true.
It may or may not be true, but to believe it is to think that it is.
So many people believed that the earth is flat, for example. Belief is subjective because it is dependent upon an individual to possess it. Smith, for example, believes, "Americans never went to the moon." Smith also believes, "There are 12 months on a yearly calendar." Smith's first belief is false, although she takes it to be true. Beliefs can align, or diverge from the objective state of affairs in the world.
Beliefs aren't true simply in virtue of being believed.The stronger one’s evidence for a proposition is, the stronger one’s belief in it should be. Truth The truth is what is the case or what the actual state of affairs in the world is.The truth is the state of the real, mind-independent world.So you either believe, disbelieve, or suspend judgment about the proposition, "The Earth is flat." You might be able to acknowledge why someone else might see it differently, you might even be able to recognized the evidence that would lead them to believe something else.But once we have clarified a claim, you must either believe, disbelieve, or suspend judgment about it, but you cannot both believe and disbelieve it at the same time.This course introduces logic and critical thinking.It covers persuasion, argument, semantic and logical consistency, and the accurate use of language, both meaning and structure.They can believe things that are false and thus get the wrong conclusion, or they can make mistakes about what is implied by their evidence.We can see that given the evidence they have, what they believe makes sense, even though the truth is different than what they believe.Students critically evaluate world philosophies, religions, cultural influences, and history, and analyze deductive and inductive proofs through categorical and sentential logic.Credits: 3.0 This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement.