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The Value of Rational Religious Belief

Richard Swinburne

in Faith and Reason

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283927
eISBN:
9780191712524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283927.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

There is an obligation to seek true beliefs on religious matters both in order to discover whether we have other obligations (e.g., to worship and serve God), and in order to teach the truth about ... More


The Status of Normative Intuitions

Ralph Wedgwood

in The Nature of Normativity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199251315
eISBN:
9780191719127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251315.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Part III of the book is devoted to epistemological issues. If there are objective normative truths, then how could we ever know them? How could we even have any rational or justified beliefs in ... More


Rational and Irrational Beliefs: A Historical and Conceptual Perspective

Albert Ellis, Daniel David, and Steven Jay Lynn

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter traces the historical evolution of the constructs of rational and irrational beliefs and provides an overview of the empirical support and practical implications of contemporary models ... More


The Assessment of Rational and Irrational Beliefs

Bianca Macavei and James McMahon

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter discusses a variety of conceptual and methodological issues regarding the assessment of rational and irrational beliefs. It reviews two major ways of identifying and assessing irrational ... More


The Behavioral Consequences of Irrational Beliefs

Aurora Szentagotai and Jason Jones

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the relation between rational/irrational thinking and behavior. It reviews studies assessing the irrational beliefs-dysfunctional/maladaptive behavior relationship, and focused ... More


Rational and Irrational Beliefs in Primary Prevention and Mental Health

Donald A. Caserta, E. Thomas Dowd, Daniel David, and Albert Ellis

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter reviews research on the relationship between rational beliefs (RBs) and indicators of emotional wellness, the predictive utility of RBs when identifying healthier adaptive functioning in ... More


Social and Cultural Aspects of Rational and Irrational Beliefs: A Brief Reconceptualization

Daniel David and Raymond DiGiuseppe

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter reconceptualizes the way we typically think about the role that culture and environment play in shaping rational and irrational beliefs. It presents three main arguments. First, a ... More


Rational and Irrational Beliefs in Human Feelings and Psychophysiology

Daniel David and Duncan Cramer

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

People can be analyzed with respect to at least four interrelated levels: (1) biological structure (i.e., anatomy and physiology), (2) behavioral output, (3) cognitive processes, and (4) subjective ... More


Pragmatics

Graham Priest

in In Contradiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199263301
eISBN:
9780191718823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263301.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter shows that dialetheism poses no particular problems for pragmatics; that is, a dialetheic pragmatics faces no problems other than those faced by a non-dialetheic one. A number of ... More


Conceptual Diversity in Epistemology

Richard Foley

in The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130058
eISBN:
9780199833481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130057.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In “Conceptual Diversity in Epistemology,” Richard Foley reflects on such central topics in epistemology as knowledge, warrant, rationality, and justification, with the purpose of distinguishing such ... More


A Summary and a New Research Agenda for Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Daniel David and Steven Jay Lynn

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This final chapter provides an integrative summary of what is known and what is not known regarding irrational and rational beliefs. It proffers suggestions and recommendations for future research, ... More


Conclusion

Ralph Wedgwood

in The Nature of Normativity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199251315
eISBN:
9780191719127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251315.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter gives a final overview of the whole theory that has been outlined in the previous chapters, by outlining the theory's implications for various other branches of philosophy. ... More


Criteria of Rational Belief

L. Jonathan Cohen

in The Probable and The Provable

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244127
eISBN:
9780191680748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244127.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins by providing the problem of the detachment conditions for dyadic judgements of probability. The study of criteria for rational belief is very largely the study of the detachment ... More


Epistemology within a General Theory of Rationality

Richard Foley

in When Is True Belief Knowledge?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154725
eISBN:
9781400842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154725.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sketches a reorientation of epistemology. It first briefly reviews some relevant history in modern epistemology. The chapter then discusses the benefits of a separation of justified ... More


The Importance of Rational Belief

Hugh Rice

in God and Goodness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250289
eISBN:
9780191598302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250282.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Argues that rational belief is important in so far as we are interested in the truth, and that deference to authority does not provide an attractive alternative. Also argues that it cannot be made ... More


Humean Theory of Practical Rationality

Peter Railton

David Copp (ed.)

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147797
eISBN:
9780199785841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147790.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

David Hume famously criticized rationalist theories of practical reason, arguing that reason alone is incapable of yielding action, and that some passionate element must be supplied. Contemporary ... More


The Core Concepts of Epistemology

Richard Foley

in When Is True Belief Knowledge?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154725
eISBN:
9781400842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154725.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter details the core concepts of this reoriented epistemology. These are true belief and epistemically rational belief. Knowledge and justified belief are derivative concepts explicated in ... More


Rational Belief

Richard Swinburne

in Faith and Reason

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247258
eISBN:
9780191598531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247257.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Distinguishes five different kinds of rationality that a belief may possess. It may be rational in being probable, given the believer's evidence and his inductive standards; or probable, given the ... More


The Value of Rational Religious Belief

Richard Swinburne

in Faith and Reason

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247258
eISBN:
9780191598531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247257.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

There is an obligation to seek true beliefs on religious matters, both in order to discover whether we have other obligations (e.g. to worship and serve God), and in order to teach the truth about ... More


The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology

Paul K. Moser (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130058
eISBN:
9780199833481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130057.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book includes 19 essays on the theory of knowledge by leading philosophers in the field. Its essays cover all the key areas in the field while making original contributions. Written in a manner ... More


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