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Faith as Doxastic Venture

John Bishop

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets out a model of (theistic) faith as doxastic venture — understood, not as believing ‘at will’, but rather as taking a proposition to be true in one's practical reasoning while ... More


Believing by Faith: A Jamesian Position

John Bishop

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Following James — and using his notion of a ‘genuine option’ — it is proposed that doxastic ventures are permissible provided the issue is ‘forced’, of sufficient importance, and essentially ... More


Trusting Others, Trusting in God, Trusting the World

John Bishop

in Religious Faith and Intellectual Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199672158
eISBN:
9780191751264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672158.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues against the proposal that faith’s similarities to interpersonal trust merit its being considered reasonable or virtuous. There is an important analogy between faith and trust that ... More


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