What Beliefs Are Made From

The Problem with Belief

Author(s): Jon Leicester

Pp: 3-4 (2)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681082639116010003

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This brief introductory chapter outlines the reasons for and aims of this inquiry into the nature and purpose of belief. The main problem is that belief is such a poor guide to truth, which raised the question of whether this is its function, as it is commonly supposed to be. The inquiry will lead to the conclusion that the purpose of belief is to be a guide to practical action.

Keywords: Belief, Purpose of belief.

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