Lecture Notes for PHIL 201 - WORLD WISDOM TRADITIONS with Roy at Ramapo College (RCNJ)

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University:Ramapo College of New Jersey
Term:Fall 2010
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- Pierce p.364 - Popper p.373 - Kuhn p.379 - Appiah p.393 - Foucault p.401 - Shankara p.431 - Valadez p.447 - Borges p.453 - The Fixation of Belief difference between belief & doubt ? PIERCE o When we try to determine what is true, we tend to have this ?irritation of doubt? o We satisfy this instability of belief by converging upon an opinion, removing the ?irritation of doubt? by forming fixed beliefs from which successful habits of action may have formed from o There are various methods of fixing beliefs: 1. Method of tenacity - People ignore what they do not want to hear or feel that others? opinions are more valid and feel less confident in his belief - To prevent influence of others? opinions we would have to become ?hermits? - The problem with this method is how to fix beliefs within the community not only within each individual 2. Method of Authority - Society such as government proposes ?truths?...
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