Once we understand this, we can move on to the second part of this article. I propose that we define agreement and disagreement in a similar way to the terms defined above. This means that you agree with someone on something to believe what the other believes. Not arguing with someone about something is believing the denial of what the other believes. Note that the usual use of “disunity” is simply not believing what the other person believes. I suggest that if you mean you don`t believe what the other person believes, you should say, “I don`t agree.” If you accept this redefinition in the context of philosophy, you should see that the dichotomy between agreement and disagreement is false. You may not have an opinion on anything. This is of course a natural function of the ordinary language. We often want to convey some of our emotions at the same time as information.
There is a lot of poetry in daily communication, and poetry without emotional significance is quite boring. But if we are primarily interested in establishing the truth as we are when we judge the logical benefits of an argument, the use of words with emotional significance can easily distract us from our purpose. Note that the intended use in a given instance often depends more on the specific context and tone of the voice than on the grammatical form or vocabulary of what has been said. For example, the simple declarative phrase “I`m hungry” could be used to account for a physiological state, express a feeling or implicitly ask that someone feed me. Indeed, the uses of two or more varieties can be mixed in a single expression; “Stop that,” for example, usually involves both expressive and direct functions in common. However, in many cases, it is possible to identify a single use of language, which should probably be the primary function of a given linguistic unit. I am not talking about an advanced theory about how people believe things. I`m just going to oppose it between believing and being a little incredulous. Confusion is not the word “faith” but the word “disbelief.” Some consider “disbelief” as a simple lack of faith in something. Others take “increduation” as a belief in the denial of something.
It is this latter meaning that is generally understood in the philosophical context. If we go according to the normal sense of `faith` and the second meaning of `disbelief`, then we should be able to see that this is a false dichotomy; We don`t believe in anything or disbelief. There is a third option, that is, you have no faith in it.1 Here is a table that shows trichotomy with a symbolic representation of the logic of options: There is often some confusion around the terms: faith, disbelief, concordance and disagreement when used in a philosophical context. We must bear in mind that definitions of ordinary dictionaries are often insufficiently accurate to be used in a philosophical context where precision and clarity are essential. (For analytical philosophy.) In this article, I will explain the terms “faith” and “increduation,” as well as “agreement” and “disagreement.” Second, I propose a new possibility of defining terms in the name of clarity. Excessive dependence on emotionally charged language can create an appearance of disagreement between parties that are not at all different in fact, and it can just as easily mask material quarrels under an emotional convergence veneer. As concordance in faith and attitude are independent of each other, there are four possible combinations: individual words or short sentences can also make the difference between purely informative and sometimes expressive uses. Many of the most common words and phrases in a language have both a literal and descriptive meaning, which refers to how things are, and an emotional sense that expresses a feeling (positive or negative) towards them.