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To "believe" something in English has two distinct principal meanings. One is to feel certain of the truth of something. The other is to expect that something is probably true without necessarily feeling certain of it.


Well, imagine a robot with a database that it uses to navigate the world. The "beliefs" of the robot are the propositions in the database. The database may include a map of navigable terrain, a goal destination, hazards to avoid, procedures for opening doors or climbing stairs, and so on. If the robot believes a proposition - i.e. has a record ...

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