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Philosophy 2003 C 001Copyright © 1999, Richard Lee Spring 1999

Concepts and Beliefs

Philosophy = critical examination of fundamental concepts and beliefs

Concept : belief :: noun : statement

Concepts: What we have beliefs about
Beliefs: What we think to be true

Examples of Concepts:

money, dog, paper, sky, room, desk, person, telephone, ice
Examples of Beliefs:
"Today is chilly."
"Clinton has been impeached."
"The Simpsons show is on the FOX network."
"People should not kill one another."
"My wife loves me."
"Arkansas is south of Missouri."

Richard Lee,, last modified: 5 May 1999