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Religious Faith and Intellectual Virtue

edited by Laura Frances Callahan and Timothy O'Connor
Format
Book
Published
Oxford United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780199672158, 0199672156
Summary
"Is religious faith consistent with being an intellectually virtuous thinker? In seeking to answer this question, one quickly finds others, each of which has been the focus of recent renewed attention by epistemologists: What is it to be an intellectually virtuous thinker? Must all reasonable belief be grounded in public evidence? Under what circumstances is a person rationally justified in believing something on trust, on the testimony of another, or because of the conclusions drawn by an intellectual authority? Can it be reasonable to hold a belief on a topic over which there is significant, entrenched disagreement among informed inquirers, or should such disagreement lead all parties to modify or suspend their own judgments? Is there anything about faith that exempts it from measurement against such epistemic norms? And if we would so evaluate it, how exactly should we understand the intellectual commitments faith requires? The volume's introduction provides a roadmap of the central issues and controversies as currently discussed by philosophers. In fourteen new essays written to engage nonspecialists as well as philosophers working in religion and epistemology, a diverse and distinguished group of thinkers then consider the place of intellectual virtue in religious faith, exploring one or more of the specific issues noted above."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • Faith's intellectual rewards / W. Jay Wood
  • Rational faith and justified belief / Lara Buchak
  • How to make faith a virtue / J. L. Schellenberg
  • Faith, trust, and testimony : an evidentialist account / Trent Dougherty
  • Making and breaking faith / Evan Fales
  • The virtue of friendship with God / Paul K. Moser
  • Trusting others, trusting in God, trusting the world / John Bishop
  • Epistemic trust in oneself and others : an argument from analogy? / Elizabeth Fricker
  • Faith, wisdom, and the transmission of knowledge through testimony / Eleonore Stump
  • Trust, anti-trust, and reasons for religious belief / Linda Zagzebski
  • Well-tuned trust as an intellectual virtue / Laura Frances Callahan and Timothy O'Connor
  • Does externalist epistemology rationalize commitment? / Sanford C. Goldberg
  • Taking religious disagreement seriously / Jennifer Lackey
  • The significance of inexplicable disagreement / Nicholas Wolterstorff.
Description
x, 333 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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