TY - GEN ID - cogprints402 UR - http://cogprints.org/402/ A1 - Sperber, Dan Y1 - 1997/// N2 - Humans have two kinds of beliefs, intuitive beliefs and reflective beliefs. Intuitive beliefs are a most fundamental category of cognition, defined in the architecture of the mind. They are formulated in an intuitive mental lexicon. Humans are also capable of entertaining an indefinite variety of higher-order or "reflective" propositional attitudes, many of which are of a credal sort. Reasons to hold "reflective beliefs" are provided by other beliefs that describe the source of the reflective belief as reliable, or that provide explicit arguments in favour of the reflective belief. The mental lexicon of reflective beliefs includes not only intuitive, but also reflective concepts. KW - belief KW - rationality KW - metarepresentation KW - cognition KW - propositional attitude KW - religious beliefs KW - scientific beliefs KW - intuition KW - reflection KW - concepts TI - Intuitive and reflective beliefs SP - 67 AV - public EP - 83 ER -