Belief and Desire

  • R. J. Nelson
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 155)


It is a short step from perception to perceptual belief, which is just acceptance of a sensible thing as a type. However, a general theory of belief is a long step from an abstract model of the perceptual, and I have no very constructive theory to present. A study of the relationship of perceptual belief to other intentional attitudes, in particular to immediate desires, is alone enough to keep us quite busy except for assorted programmatic remarks that I will offer in the last section of this chapter.


Turing Machine Stimulus Pattern Perceptual State Perceptual Object Core Belief 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Nelson
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  1. 1.Truman P. Handy Professor of PhilosophyCase Western Reserve UniversityUSA

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