To say that the human mind is complex is a vast understatement. Cognitive functions such as believing, hoping, and desiring are intertwined and interrelated to such an extent that each resists reduction to simple explanation. The relationships between these processes are at times unilateral, and at times multilateral; parallel at times and perpindicular at others.
Further complicating matters is the nexus which forms between multiple disciplines when studying the workings of the human mind. The principles of philosophy, psychology, sociology, logic, and linguistics all come to bear with equally convincing force upon the subject. Notwithstanding these and other limiting factors, the concept of belief is explored.