What do beliefs see?

At The Splintered Mind guest blogger Jonathan Ichikawa, offers his take on Colin McGinn's book, Mindsight. It's the second (so far) in a two-part series from Ichikawa. Part one is here.

I'm interested in the nature of belief for what Ichikawa in his first post calls its role in our "cognitive economy." I've also mentioned Mindsight before, in case you thought the term vaguely familiar.

At issue: philosophically speaking, what do we believe - what is made visible - when we hold beliefs?


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Belief