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Believing by Faith : an Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief.

Author: John Bishop
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Can it be justifiable to commit oneself 'by faith' to a religious claim when its truth lacks adequate support from one's total available evidence? In this book, Bishop defends a version of fideism inspired by William James's 1896 lecture 'The Will to Believe'
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Bishop
ISBN: 019920554X 9780199205547
OCLC Number: 611865792
Description: 1 online resource (262 Seiten)
Contents: Preface ; 1. Introduction: towards an acceptable fideism ; 2. The 'justifiability' of faith-beliefs: an ultimately moral issue ; 3. The epistemic justifiability of faith-beliefs: an ambiguity thesis ; 4. Responses to evidential ambiguity: isolationist and Reformed epistemologies ; 5. Faith as doxastic venture ; 6. Believing by faith: a Jamesian position ; 7. Integrationist values: limiting permissible doxastic venture ; 8. Arguments for supra-evidential fideism ; 9. Conclusion: a moral preference for modest fideism? ; Bibliography

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