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Inside ManThe Discipline of Modeling Human Ways of Being$
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Mihnea Moldoveanu

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804773041

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.001.0001

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Beliefs and Believing

Beliefs and Believing

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(p.87) Chapter 3 Beliefs and Believing
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Inside Man
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.003.0003

This chapter examines the modeling of human beliefs and the act of believing. It considers the probabilistic models of the personal degrees of belief that an individual holds regarding the truth value of various propositions, and discusses the principles of the principal-agent model of affect and cognition. The chapter also suggests that modelers can use the basic probabilistic framework for measuring personal degrees of belief in order to understand and model the kinematics and dynamics of the epistemic states of the subject.

Keywords:   modeling, human beliefs, believing, probabilistic models, truth value, principal-agent model, affect, cognition, epistemic states

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