Truth and the Aim of Belief

@inproceedings{Engel2004TruthAT,
  title={Truth and the Aim of Belief},
  author={Pascal Engel},
  year={2004}
}
It is often said that ‘belief aims at truth’. This is presented sometimes as a truism, sometimes as capturing an essential and constitutive feature of belief and of inquiry. It is a truism that to believe something is to believe that it is true, and that in this sense beliefs are directed towards truth. It is also a truism that we aim at having true beliefs rather than false ones, and that in this sense truth is our goal when we form beliefs. But it is false if it is supposed to apply literally… CONTINUE READING

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