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Author Rizzieri, Aaron, 1974- author
Title Pragmatic encroachment, religious belief, and practice / Aaron Rizzieri
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (xi, 167 pages)
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Series Palgrave frontiers in philosophy of religion
Palgrave frontiers in philosophy of religion
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Breaking with Orthodoxy: Encroachment and the Bank Cases -- 2. High Stakes and Religiously Significant Propositions -- 3. An Encroachment Argument for Internalism -- 4. Reformed Epistemology in Light of Encroachment -- 5. The Justification of Action Guiding Beliefs: A Positive Account -- 6. James and the Justification Norm of Belief and Action
Pragmatic Encroachment, Religious Belief and Practice engages several recent and important discussions in the mainstream epistemological literature surrounding 'pragmatic encroachment'. It has been argued that what is at stake for a person in regards to acting as if a proposition is true can raise the levels of epistemic support required to know that proposition. Do the high stakes involved in accepting or rejecting religious beliefs raise the standards for knowledge that 'God exists', 'Jesus rose from the dead' and other propositions? Professor Rizzieri also examines whether or not knowledge and justification norms of belief and action undermine the pragmatic grounds for religious belief suggested by William James. Rizzieri argues that such norms favor an attitude of hope, as opposed to belief, under conditions of uncertainty. Finally, Rizzieri argues the connections between knowledge and rational action undermine radically externalist accounts of religious knowledge and proposes an alternative account of the justification of religious beliefs
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Link Print version: Rizzieri, Aaron, 1974- Pragmatic encroachment, religious belief, and practice 9781137009401 (DLC) 2013042154 (OCoLC)848162726
Subject Ethics
Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)
Knowledge, Theory of
Ethics. fast (OCoLC)fst00915833
Knowledge, Theory of (Religion) fast (OCoLC)fst00988212
Knowledge, Theory of. fast (OCoLC)fst00988194
RELIGION / General bisacsh
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