Faith as Imagination and the Despair Problem

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According to non-doxasticism, religious faith can be in an important sense belief-less. However, such faith becomes vulnerable to the despair-problem known from the literature on hope. I suggest that the problem can be overcome by adopting J. L. Schellenberg’s imagination-based account of non-doxastic faith. In developing this idea, I draw on the account of imagination offered by Amy Kind and an understanding of despair suggested by Cheshire Calhoun. The core of my proposal is that faith excludes despair if both attitudes are conceived of in terms of holding a phenomenological picture of the world in one’s imagination.
Titel på gästpublikationImagination in Religion
Undertitel på gästpublikationPerspectives from the Philosophy of Religion
RedaktörerEspen Dahl, Jan-Olov Henriksen, Marius T. Mjaaland
FörlagLIT Verlag
Antal sidor15
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-643-91210-7
StatusPublished - 2021
EvenemangWings of Desire: The Limits and Potentialities of Imagination within the Philosophy of Religion - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Danmark
Varaktighet: 2019 jun 132019 jun 15


NamnNordic Studies in Theology


KonferensWings of Desire

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Filosofi


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