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Belief vs. Philosophy

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Beliefnoun

Mental acceptance of a claim as true.

‘It's my belief that the thief is somebody known to us.’;

Philosophynoun

The love of wisdom.

Beliefnoun

Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.

‘My belief is that there is a bear in the woods. Bill said he saw one.’; ‘Based on this data, it is our belief that X does not occur.’;

Philosophynoun

(uncountable) An academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning rather than empiricism.

‘Philosophy is often divided into five major branches: logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics.’;

Beliefnoun

(countable) Something believed.

‘The ancient people have a belief in many deities.’;

Philosophynoun

(countable) A comprehensive system of belief.

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Beliefnoun

(uncountable) The quality or state of believing.

‘My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.’;

Philosophynoun

(countable) A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.

‘a philosophy of government;’; ‘a philosophy of education’;

Beliefnoun

(uncountable) Religious faith.

‘She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times.’;

Philosophynoun

(countable) A general principle (usually moral).

Beliefnoun

(in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.

‘I don't want to do a no-fault divorce on my husband and steal from him under color of law. It's against my beliefs.’;

Philosophynoun

(archaic) A broader branch of (non-applied) science.

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Beliefnoun

Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses.

‘Belief admits of all degrees, from the slightest suspicion to the fullest assurance.’;

Philosophynoun

A calm and thoughtful demeanor; calmness of temper.

Beliefnoun

A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith.

‘No man can attain [to] belief by the bare contemplation of heaven and earth.’;

Philosophynoun

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Beliefnoun

The thing believed; the object of belief.

‘Superstitious prophecies are not only the belief of fools, but the talk sometimes of wise men.’;

Philosophyverb

To philosophize.

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Beliefnoun

A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed.

‘In the heat of persecution to which Christian belief was subject upon its first promulgation.’;

Philosophynoun

Literally, the love of, inducing the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws.

Beliefnoun

any cognitive content held as true

Philosophynoun

A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained.

‘[Books] of Aristotle and his philosophie.’; ‘We shall in vain interpret their words by the notions of our philosophy and the doctrines in our school.’;

Beliefnoun

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;

‘his impression of her was favorable’; ‘what are your feelings about the crisis?’; ‘it strengthened my belief in his sincerity’; ‘I had a feeling that she was lying’;

Philosophynoun

Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism; as, to meet misfortune with philosophy.

‘Then had he spent all his philosophy.’;

Belief

A belief is an attitude that something is the case, or that some proposition about the world is true. In epistemology, philosophers use the term to refer to attitudes about the world which can be either true or false.

‘belief’;

Philosophynoun

Reasoning; argumentation.

‘Of good and evil much they argued then, . . . Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy.’;

Philosophynoun

The course of sciences read in the schools.

Philosophynoun

A treatise on philosophy.

Philosophynoun

a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

Philosophynoun

the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Philosophynoun

any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation;

‘self-indulgence was his only philosophy’; ‘my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it’;

Philosophynoun

the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.

Philosophynoun

a particular system of philosophical thought

‘the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle’;

Philosophynoun

the study of the theoretical basis of a particular branch of knowledge or experience

‘the philosophy of science’;

Philosophynoun

a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour

‘don't expect anything and you won't be disappointed, that's my philosophy’;

Philosophy

Philosophy (from Greek: φιλοσοφία, philosophia, 'love of wisdom') is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about existence, reason, knowledge, values, mind, and language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved.

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