New Meetup: The Nature of Belief

From: user 3.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:56 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Berkeley Philosophy Meetup Group!

What: The Nature of Belief

When: January 14,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where:
The Beanery
2925 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510)[masked]

Macy's holiday window ornament is asking us to do something, but what does it mean to "Believe"? Why do people have beliefs, and what is the relationship between belief and knowledge? In particular, what should we believe, and why? We will discuss the nature of belief. Please read the following:
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/belief/
Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature (1739)
Of the Nature of the Idea of Belief
http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/342/55095
Of the Causes of Belief
http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/342/55097
David Malet Armstrong, Belief, Truth and Knowledge (pp. 3-5)
http://books.google.com/books?id=NT04AAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA3&ots=U05BB_i7f3&dq=%22belief%20truth%20and%20knowledge%22&lr=&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q=&f=false

You may also be interested in Karen Armstrong's TED talk:
http://www.ted.com/talks/karen_armstrong_makes_her_ted_prize_wish_the_charter_for_compassion.html

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Berkeley-philosophy/calendar/12130861/

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