Suppose I say to you: “My belief that God exists is true.” What do I mean when I say that?

Philosophy 105-940, Fall 2016, Exam #1.

DUE (in the Assignment Box): Friday, October 7, NOON.  Value: 20 points.

NAME _____________________________________________ [you fill in]

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Directions: Answer all questions using complete and grammatically correct sentences.

 

Rational vs. True Beliefs [4 points each]

  1. Suppose I say to you: “My belief that God exists is rational.” What do I mean when I say that?

 

 

  1. Suppose I say to you: “My belief that God exists is true.” What do I mean when I say that?

 

 

  1. Suppose I say to you: “My belief that God exists is irrational and true.” What do I mean when I say that?

 

 

  1. Suppose I say to you: “My belief that God exists is rational and false.” What do I mean when I say that?

 

 

  1. Provide a succinct and accurate definition of what the textbook calls a “biased” belief. (Provide a definition that fits with the other concepts in this exam.)
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