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    EKLUND, DAN-JOHAN 2014. Is non-evidential believing possible? John Bishop on passionally caused beliefs. Religious Studies, Vol. 50, Issue. 03, p. 309.

    Bishop, John 2006. The Philosophy of Religion: A Programmatic Overview. Philosophy Compass, Vol. 1, Issue. 5, p. 506.


Can faith be a doxastic venture?

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  • Published online: 01 December 2005

In a recent article in this journal, John Bishop argues in defence of conceiving of Christian faith as a ‘doxastic venture’. That is, he defends the claim that, in exercising faith, agents believe beyond ‘what can be established rationally on the basis of evidence and argument’. Careful examination reveals that Bishop fails adequately to show that faith in the face of inadequate epistemic reasons for believing is, or can even be, a uniquely doxastic venture. I argue that faith is best conceived of as a sub-doxastic venture that involves pragmatically assuming that God exists.

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Religious Studies
  • ISSN: 0034-4125
  • EISSN: 1469-901X
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