What do propositional attitudes such as belief and suspicion mean not just as logical (syntactic) conceptions but as something in the mind? When I believe or feel skeptical about certain propositions or sentences, there seem to be certain passions or emotions which are the very things that drive me to defend or argue against a certain view. What, then, is a propositional attitude as an item of "embodied cognition"? What is the psychological or neurological mechanism of it?

  • Not quite what you're looking for, but see eliminative materialism. Also, the term "cognition" from Kant to the cognitivism debate in ethics was the conceptualist counterpart of the term "proposition" for realists (where conceptualism/realism are situated with respect to the question of general/universal objects). So cognitive science hopefully would have something to say about your question. Dec 6, 2022 at 22:04
  • Indeed propositional attitudes such as belief about a certain sense of proposition may have the potential to turn the explicit into the more durable implicit as an embodied mark of intentionality of the conscious... Dec 7, 2022 at 21:27


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