of verbs for the sake of articulating our beliefs as
more than mere feelings, for eschewing that ubiquitous expression, "I
just feel...". It's worth calling a spade a spade when we are
asserting some proposition, not just emoting truthiness
And yet, ironically, at bottom, even well-justified and well-reasoned
beliefs do indeed rely upon intuitions, upon seemings. Yes, even the
sum of two and two being four is grounded in our irresistibly strong
intuition that it is so. And likewise, believing that there are four
apples before me is grounded in it seeming that they are there.
Nonetheless, though our basic beliefs are inescapably intuitional,
Klement's distinction between believing versus feeling truth is
well-taken and will save a trip to the thesaurus.