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Sen no Kiseki OST - Belief


What Is Belief?


John Mayer - Belief (Acoustic version)




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Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case regardless of empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty. Another way of defining belief sees it as a mental representation of an attitude positively oriented towards the likelihood of something being true. In the context of Ancient Greek thought, two related concepts were identified with regards to the concept of belief: pistis and doxa. Simplified, we may say that pistis refers to "trust" and "confidence", while doxa refers to "opinion" and "acceptance". The English word "orthodoxy" derives from doxa. Jonathan Leicester suggests that belief has the purpose of guiding action rather than indicating truth.
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    • Psychology 

    • Historical conceptions of belief 

    • Emotion and beliefs 

    • Formation 

    • Modification of beliefs 

    • Prediction 

    • Knowledge and epistemology 

    • Religion 

    • Collective belief