The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘On the Logic of Drawing History from Ancient Documents Especially from Testimonies (Logic of History)’
A practical belief is what a man proposes to go upon. A decision is more or less pressing. What ought it to be? That must depend upon what the purpose of his action is. What then, is the purpose of a man? That is the question of pure ethics, a very great question which must be disposed of before the logic of practical belief can be entered upon to any good effect.