Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0114.2012.01449.x
Title: Distinguishing belief and imagination
Authors: Sinhababu, N. 
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Source: Sinhababu, N. (2013-06). Distinguishing belief and imagination. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94 (2) : 152-165. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0114.2012.01449.x
Abstract: Some philosophers (including Urmson, Humberstone, Shah, and Velleman) hold that believing that p distinctively involves applying a norm according to which the truth of p is a criterion for the success or correctness of the attitude. On this view, imagining and assuming differ from believing in that no such norm is applied. I argue against this view with counterexamples showing that applying the norm of truth is neither necessary nor sufficient for distinguishing believing from imagining and assuming. Then I argue that the different functional properties of these mental states are enough to distinguish them, and that norm-application doesn't help us draw the functional distinctions. © 2012 The Author.
Source Title: Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/50024
ISSN: 02790750
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2012.01449.x
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