Belief, Truth, and Ways of Believing


The notions of belief and truth frequently interact in philosophical discourse but, surprisingly, a coherent semantics for such discourse is still wanting. Indeed, a number of puzzles stand in way of a satisfactory semantic account of the notion of truth in doxastic contexts. In this paper we discuss these puzzles and develop a more satisfactory semantic account that combines ideas from contextualist theories of attitude reports and Awareness semantics for non-idealized belief.

Chapter 7 in Modes of Truth. The Unified Approach to Modality, Truth, and Paradox; Nicolai, C. and Stern, J. (eds.), Routledge. Open Access Publication. See preprint for corrections to published version.