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doxastic

Line breaks: dox|as¦tic
Pronunciation: /dɒkˈsastɪk
 
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Definition of doxastic in English:

adjective

Philosophy
Relating to an individual’s beliefs: doxastic worlds
More example sentences
  • Collective entities are obviously ‘social’ in an important way; and if it is granted that such entities are bearers of beliefs and other doxastic states, shouldn't these collective states be an important target for social epistemology?
  • No matter how self-evidently correct or right-headed the project may appear, epistemic propriety demands that doxastic commitment be delayed, one way or another, until there is data.
  • A third common line of objection to doxastic theories is that we may sometimes base beliefs on reasons of which we are unaware.

Origin

late 18th century: from Greek doxastikos 'conjectural', from doxazein 'to conjecture'.

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