Beyond Belief: On the Nature and Rationality of Agnostic Religion

Project: Dissertation

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UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy


  • Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion


Contrary to the traditional picture, disbelief or pure agnosticism are not the only alternatives to a religious engagement based on belief. The focus of this study is non-doxasticism, which is basically the view that a religious commitment might be based on agnosticism in combination with attitudes like hope or propositional faith. I assess major accounts of non-doxasticism, with a special focus on the work of J. L. Schellenberg. I also develop my own view and contrast the approach with fictionalism.
Effective start/end date2016/09/012020/12/31


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