Rationality And Religious Commitment

Rationality and Religious Commitment PDF
Author: Robert Audi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191619523
Size: 48.47 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Philosophy
Languages : un
Pages : 272

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Rationality And Religious Commitment

by Robert Audi, Rationality And Religious Commitment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rationality And Religious Commitment books, Rationality and Religious Commitment shows how religious commitment can be rational and describes the place of faith in the postmodern world. It portrays religious commitment as far more than accepting doctrines—it is viewed as a kind of life, not just as an embrace of tenets. Faith is conceived as a unique attitude. It is irreducible to belief but closely connected with both belief and conduct, and intimately related to life's moral, political, and aesthetic dimensions. Part One presents an account of rationality as a status attainable by mature religious people—even those with a strongly scientific habit of mind. Part Two describes what it means to have faith, how faith is connected with attitudes, emotions, and conduct, and how religious experience may support it. Part Three turns to religious commitment and moral obligation and to the relation between religion and politics. It shows how ethics and religion can be mutually supportive even though ethics provides standards of conduct independently of theology. It also depicts the integrated life possible for the religiously committed—a life with rewarding interactions between faith and reason, religion and science, and the aesthetic and the spiritual. The book concludes with two major accounts. One explains how moral wrongs and natural disasters are possible under God conceived as having the knowledge, power, and goodness that make such evils so difficult to understand. The other account explores the nature of persons, human and divine, and yields a conception that can sustain a rational theistic worldview even in the contemporary scientific age.



Rationality Religious Belief And Moral Commitment

Rationality  Religious Belief  and Moral Commitment PDF
Author: Robert Audi
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 47.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 341

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Rationality Religious Belief And Moral Commitment

by Robert Audi, Rationality Religious Belief And Moral Commitment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rationality Religious Belief And Moral Commitment books, This book is unified by three broad concerns: the rationality of belief in God, the relation between religion and morality, and the explication of the concept of God. The essays are, however, marked by diversity. Some focus on historical figures, such as Aquinas and Locke; others bring recent epistemological and metaphysical developments to bear on problems of religious belief. Some of the papers explore neglected issues central to religious practice, such as the question of how total devotion to God can permit other deep commitments; others apply philosophical distinctions from within a religious tradition, for example, in setting out a Christian approach to the problem of evil.



Ist Der Glaube Vern Nftig

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Author: Alexander Loichinger
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 24.41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Faith and reason
Languages : de
Pages : 894

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Ist Der Glaube Vern Nftig

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Disagreement Deference And Religious Commitment

Disagreement  Deference  and Religious Commitment PDF
Author: John Pittard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190051833
Size: 74.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Philosophy
Languages : un
Pages : 256

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Disagreement Deference And Religious Commitment

by John Pittard, Disagreement Deference And Religious Commitment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Disagreement Deference And Religious Commitment books, The striking extent of religious disagreement suggests that religious conviction is very often the result of processes that do not reliably produce true beliefs. For this reason, many have argued that the only rational response to religious disagreement is to adopt a religious skepticism that eschews confident religious belief. Disagreement, Deference, and Religious Commitment contests this skeptical conclusion, explaining how it could be rational to maintain confident belief even in the face of the epistemic worries posed by disagreement. John Pittard argues against the commitment to rigorous epistemic impartiality that underlies the case for disagreement-motivated religious skepticism, while also critiquing approaches to disagreement that allow for the unproblematic privileging of one's first-person perspective. He emphasizes the importance of having rational insight into reasons that favor one's outlook; however, he challenges narrowly intellectualist accounts of insight, arguing that many of the rational insights crucial to assessing religious outlooks are not achievable through analytical reasoning, but only through relevant emotional experiences. In the second part of the book, Pittard considers the implications that accepting the impartiality requirement favored by "disagreement skeptics" has for religious commitment. He challenges the common assumption that a commitment to rigorous epistemic impartiality would rule out confident religious belief. He further argues, however, that such an impartiality commitment would likely make it irrational to pursue one's favored form of religious life and might prevent one from rationally engaging in any religious or irreligious way of life whatsoever. This troubling conclusion gives reason to hope that the arguments against impartiality are correct and that one can justify conviction despite widespread disagreement.



Rationality And Religious Theism

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Author: Joshua L. Golding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
Size: 30.14 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 134

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Rationality And Religious Theism

by Joshua L. Golding, Rationality And Religious Theism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rationality And Religious Theism books, Throughout the ages one of the central topics in philosophy of religion has been the rationality of theistic belief. Philosophers and theologians have debated whether it is rational to believe certain propositions about God's existence and nature. This book proposes that parties on both sides of this debate might shift their attention in a different direction, by focusing on the question of whether it is rational to be a religious theist. Explaining that having theistic beliefs is primarily a cognitive affair but being a religious theist involves a whole way of life that includes one's beliefs, Golding argues that it can be pragmatically rational to be a religious theist even if the evidence for God's existence is minimal. The argument is applied to the case of Judaism, articulating what is involved in religious Judaism and arguing that it is rationally defensible to be a religious Jew. The book concludes with a discussion of whether a similar argument might be constructed for other versions of religious theism such as Christianity or Islam, and for non-theistic religions such as Taoism or Buddhism. Engaging in a discussion of classic and contemporary writings on the rationality of religious commitment, this book provides fresh insights to scholars of philosophy of religion, theology and Jewish studies.



Disagreement Deference And Religious Commitment

Disagreement  Deference  and Religious Commitment PDF
Author: John Pittard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190051825
Size: 28.59 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Philosophy
Languages : un
Pages : 256

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Disagreement Deference And Religious Commitment

by John Pittard, Disagreement Deference And Religious Commitment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Disagreement Deference And Religious Commitment books, The striking extent of religious disagreement suggests that religious conviction is very often the result of processes that do not reliably produce true beliefs. For this reason, many have argued that the only rational response to religious disagreement is to adopt a religious skepticism that eschews confident religious belief. Disagreement, Deference, and Religious Commitment contests this skeptical conclusion, explaining how it could be rational to maintain confident belief even in the face of the epistemic worries posed by disagreement. John Pittard argues against the commitment to rigorous epistemic impartiality that underlies the case for disagreement-motivated religious skepticism, while also critiquing approaches to disagreement that allow for the unproblematic privileging of one's first-person perspective. He emphasizes the importance of having rational insight into reasons that favor one's outlook; however, he challenges narrowly intellectualist accounts of insight, arguing that many of the rational insights crucial to assessing religious outlooks are not achievable through analytical reasoning, but only through relevant emotional experiences. In the second part of the book, Pittard considers the implications that accepting the impartiality requirement favored by "disagreement skeptics" has for religious commitment. He challenges the common assumption that a commitment to rigorous epistemic impartiality would rule out confident religious belief. He further argues, however, that such an impartiality commitment would likely make it irrational to pursue one's favored form of religious life and might prevent one from rationally engaging in any religious or irreligious way of life whatsoever. This troubling conclusion gives reason to hope that the arguments against impartiality are correct and that one can justify conviction despite widespread disagreement.



Doubt And Religious Commitment

Doubt and Religious Commitment PDF
Author: M. Jamie Ferreira
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198266549
Size: 28.75 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 156

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Doubt And Religious Commitment

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Essentials Of Sociology

Essentials of Sociology PDF
Author: Robert Hagedorn
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston of Canada
ISBN: 9780039216580
Size: 71.54 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Sociology
Languages : en
Pages : 435

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Essentials Of Sociology

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Religious Commitment And Secular Reason

Religious Commitment and Secular Reason PDF
Author: Robert Audi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521775700
Size: 55.35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Philosophy
Languages : un
Pages : 258

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Religious Commitment And Secular Reason

by Robert Audi, Religious Commitment And Secular Reason Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Religious Commitment And Secular Reason books, Many religious people are alarmed about features of the current age--violence in the media, a pervasive hedonism, a marginalization of religion, and widespread abortion. These concerns influence politics, but just as there should be a separation between church and state, so should there be a balance between religious commitments and secular arguments calling for social reforms. Robert Audi offers a principle of secular rationale, which does not exclude religious grounds for action but which rules out restricting freedom except on grounds that any rational citizen would accept. This book describes the essential commitments of free democracy, explains how religious and secular moral considerations can be integrated to facilitate cooperation in a world of religious pluralism, and proposes ideals of civic virtue that express the mutual respect on which democracy depends.