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dc.contributor.authorÖzakpınar, Yılmazen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-01T13:31:31Z
dc.date.available2016-04-01T13:31:31Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationÖzakpınar, Y. (2011). Belief and knowledge: types of knowledge and degrees of belief. The International Journal of the Humanities. 9.1, 285-291.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1447-9508
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12294/268
dc.description.abstractHuman knowledge, such as: experience; opinion; impression; inference; intuition; insight; feeling; introspective awareness; reasoned conclusion; ideology; plan of an engineering construction; scientific theory, is essentially belief since one cannot be certain about its validity or correspondence to reality or truth. There are degrees of belief regarding empirically based knowledge. In this context, belief is equivalent to probability. There are potentially limitless ways of obtaining new evidence for or against a belief about the empirical world. When someone has faith in the truth of a religious tenet or of an ideology, that means he is not interested in testing it, and this provides for this person a subjective certainty. In everyday life we implicitly try to test our opinions and beliefs about the events in the empirical world although it is not always possible due to the pressure of time or our biases. In those areas of knowledge where a person professes faith, on the other hand, it is either impossible to test, as it is the case in having faith in a religious tenet, or there is refusal to test as it is the case with believing in an ideology. It is argued that the conflict of religion and science on any matter is philosophically absurd although it is an historical fact, because knowledge based on faith and scientific knowledge are not alternatives of each other: the first is not testable by the observations in the empirical world and held to be certain, and the second is testable and held to be only probable.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCommon Ground Publishingen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.subjectTypes of Knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectBelief and Faithen_US
dc.subjectTestabilityen_US
dc.subjectCriteria of Knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectReligion and Scienceen_US
dc.subjectProbability and Scientific Theoriesen_US
dc.titleBelief and knowledge: types of knowledge and degrees of beliefen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalThe International Journal of the Humanitiesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentİstanbul Arel Üniversitesi, Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi, Psikoloji Bölümü.en_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR29523en_US
dc.identifier.volume9en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage285en_US
dc.identifier.endpage291en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryUluslararası Hakemli Dergien_US


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