Resisting Aliefs - Gendler on Belief-Discordant Behaviors

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Jack Kwong Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This paper challenges T. S. Gendler’s notion of aliefs, a novel kind of mental state which she introduces to explain a wide variety of belief-discordant behaviors. In particular, the argument is that many of the cases which she uses to motivate such a mental state can be fully explained by accounts that make use only of commonplace attitudes such as beliefs and desires.

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Kwong Jack (2012) “Resisting Aliefs: Gendler on Belief-Discordant Behaviors”, Philosophical Psychology (Feb 2012) vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 77-91. [ISSN: 0951-5089] The version of record is published by Taylor & Francis available online:
Language: English
Date: 2012

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