Faith and Hope in Situations of Epistemic Uncertainty

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Abstract

When it comes to religion, lack of conclusive evidence leads many reflective thinkers to embrace agnosticism. However, pure agnosticism does not necessarily have to be the final word; there are other attitudes one might reasonably adopt in a situation of epistemic uncertainty. This article concentrates on J. L. Schellenberg's proposal that non-doxastic propositional faith is available even when belief is unwarranted. Schellenberg's view is rejected since his envisaged notion of faith conflicts with important epistemic aims. Instead, it is suggested that a combination of hope and ‘occasional’ faith constitutes a substantive religious pro-attitude rationally available in situations of epistemic uncertainty.

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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Filosofi
  • Religionsvetenskap
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)319-335
TidskriftReligious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion
Volym55
Utgivningsnummer3
Tidigt onlinedatum2018 maj 6
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa