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A matter of opinion

Frankish, Keith (1998). A matter of opinion. Philosophical Psychology, 11(4) pp. 423–443.

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This paper sets out the case for a two-level theory of human psychology. It takes its start from Daniel Dennett's distinction between belief and opinion, arguing that it has the power to account for a number of tensions within our commonsense concept of belief. It argues, however, that Dennett's account is seriously inadequate, particularly in its treatment of the role of opinion in practical reasoning. The paper goes on to sketch an alternative proposal which retains the virtues of Dennett's suggestion, while providing a richer and more satisfying account of the cognitive role of opinion.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0951-5089
Keywords: practical reasoning; belief and opinion
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 116
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Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 12:28
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