We like to think that we are rational, that what we believe is what is true. But we often believe because of our “belief systems”-“how we believe” may...
How Belief Systems Work
Everyone has beliefs—some are simple and basic (e.g., my name, age), others complex and controversial (e.g., God? Soul? Politics? Morality?). But what is the concept of...
Why are ‘belief systems’ so powerful? How do they control religion and politics and all ways of thinking from a scientific worldview to conspiracy theories? What...
Why do people believe the things they do? We like to think that we are rational, that what we believe is true. But often we come to our beliefs, unknowingly, as a product of...
Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
Professor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne; Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities, Smith College
Professor of Psychology, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University
Former Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Language, University of California, Berkeley