Marcus on Belief and Belief in the Impossible

Mark Richard

Abstract


I review but don’t endorse Marcus’ arguments that impossible beliefs are impossible. I defend her claim that belief’s objects are, in some important sense, not the bearers of truth and falsity, discuss her disposition- alism about belief, and argue it’s a good fit with the idea that belief’s objects are Russellian states of affairs. 


Keywords


Belief; truth; dispositionalism; Ruth Barcan Marcus; Kripke's puzzle about belief

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/theoria.7102