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Belief and Change of Belief
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absurd accept already analogy axioms Babbitt believe true boiling Cabot called causal chains cause Chapter claim confirmation conflict conservatism count course curves deducible depends doctrines Einstein's emeralds are green event evidence example expect experience explanation false favorable further gain grue happens headache hypothe hypothesis induction instance knowledge language learning less limiting principles logical particles logical truth logically implies mathematics matter mechanism modesty moon moral natural selection Newton's number theory objects observation sentences ostension parallels postulate past observations perhaps person philosophical physicist physics plausible pothesis precise prediction proof procedure purpose Pythagorean theorem question reasonable reports rules of inference Russell's paradox scientific scientists self-evident steps self-evident truths sense set theory similar simplicity someone speaker steady-state theory strategy suppose sweet pickles tence testimony theorem things tides tion tive unidentified flying objects utterance valid logical form Virtue W. V. QUINE words