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  • Reflection On Personal Beliefs

    Beliefs are instilled in us by the community, the culture, and the people (family, friends, superiors) surrounding us. Being able to go beyond these notions introduced to us at an age where we are not able to rationalize concepts on our own is what begins to shape our personal beliefs. Generally, beliefs should not be accepted or denied in accordance with the person who presents us with them, for we should engage in further inspection to decide whether these are valid. However, in certain instances, we do not have the authority or capability to challenge beliefs, to be more specific, those established in the natural sciences and mathematics. Aside from these two particular areas of knowledge, we as individuals should always question beliefs…

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  • The Importance Of Religious Beliefs

    A religious belief is a conscious mental act that one undergoes in which they place trust in a particular concept. For some, a set of beliefs defines one’s entire living while for others it’s a simple set of guidelines that are optional. Usually beliefs are well established in an individual, from a young age, these beliefs become part of one’s personality. Beliefs should not be furtive personal matters, they should be able to be discussed in social settings as well as questioned. If one holds a…

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  • William James's Theory Of Beliefs

    criticized for forming these beliefs (James, Part 5). This claim, by James, is incorrect. One, instead, should be able to criticize the beliefs of others. James is correct in claiming that one should use their will when forming certain beliefs; but contrary to what he thinks, this process does not lead to the maximization of true beliefs. Preconceptions heavily influence what one wills to believe. If these preconceptions are tainted by false knowledge, formation of new true…

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  • Summary Of Clifford's The Ethics Of Belief

    In Clifford’s “The Ethics of Belief,” Clifford argues the immorality of believing without sufficient evidence. In most situations, Clifford’s point of view would be practical; if we wish to be true seekers of the truth, it would be unethical to ever believe in something without sufficient evidence. This is a valid statement, but there are exceptions to this idea which are dependent on the situation. When it comes to the type of evidence presented, a belief can be justified or found to be wrong.…

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  • The Importance Of Religion And Personal Beliefs

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs. Whether it is religion or personal preference, people like to have their opinions. People often force their opinion on others and think they should have the same opinions because they think their opinion is “fact.” Some people do not have an open mind to listen to or accept that others can have their own views on things. I had a terrible experience once where a normal jog around the neighbor turned into a heated argument. This story…

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  • Difference Between Faith And Belief

    Faith and Belief Faith and belief, often associated in the same realm of ideas, are in actuality very different concepts. On, belief is defined as, “confidence; faith; trust” while faith is defined as, “belief that is not based on proof.” Ironically, the dictionary is troubled to define one word without the other. However, upon further investigation, faith and belief contrast in distinct ways. Faith is your whole person and infinite ultimate concern that is improvable while belief…

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  • Justified True Belief Essay

    Is having a justified, true belief that p sufficient for knowing that p? Knowledge was traditionally defined by Plato as Justified True Belief, also known as the Tripartite theory of knowledge. This theory states that in order to know something, your belief of something must be both justified and true. Without these three conditions satisfied, knowledge cannot be obtained. These components together, arguably, give us the three necessary and sufficient ingredients for knowledge. The theory can…

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  • Beliefs And Core Values Of A Leader

    Belief Many great leaders have specific beliefs and core values that they follow. Belief is not just believing in God but believing in what you do. The main core value that I have always looked for in a leader is Integrity. If a leader cannot respect their team, then how can you respect your leader. Also, a leader should be held accountable for their actions and decisions. Another great belief is congruence which means people should feel secure when they see their doing the right things. A…

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  • The Morality Of Religion: Reason And Religious Belief

    same evidence find different conclusions, it is still rational to continue believing what you have been. There are different positions that one can hold in there belief system and why they believe what they do. There is a movement that has people “believing only if their belief is self-evident” even though this movement contradicts itself. Trust is a big part of our faith and thus a big part in believing that what we believe is rational. As well, when we ground ourselves in something that…

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  • Justified True Belief Theory Analysis

    philosophers for years. In order to answer such a fundamental question, Plato designed the justified true belief theory. This theory attempts to analyze the nature of knowledge by listing conditions that must be met in order to know a certain proposition. While the justified-true-belief theory holds true for most circumstances, there are situations where it falls short, leading us to question if knowledge is even possible to obtain. According to the analysis, knowledge is equivalent to…

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