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Author Kvanvig, Jonathan L., author.

Title Faith and humility / Jonathan L. Kvanvig
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
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Contents Cover; Faith and Humility; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1: Faith Worth Having; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Fundamentality and Axiological Fundamentality; 2: Cognitive Versus Functional Accounts; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Discomfort with Cognitivism; 2.3 A Dispositional Alternative; 2.4 Lives of Faith; 2.5 Conclusion; 3: Non-Cognitive Accounts; 3.1 Varieties of Non-Cognitivism; 3.2 Faith as Trust; 3.3 Value-Driven Inquiry and Affective Faith; 3.4 The Inadequacy of Trust-based Accounts of Affective Faith; 3.4.1 Trust not sufficient for faith; 3.4.2 Trust not necessary for faith
3.4.3 Metaphysics and epistemology3.5 Faith and Preferences; 3.6 Preference Non-Cognitivism and Dispositional Non-Cognitivism; 3.6.1 Explaining non-propositional faith in terms of preferences; 3.6.2 The adequacy of the account of propositional faith; 3.6.3 A major difference; 3.7 Conclusion; 4: Dewey, Epistemic Fetishism, and Classical Theism; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Dewey on Faith; 4.3 The Functional Character of the Account; 4.4 Affective Faith and Ontological Commitment; 4.4.1 The metaphysical opposition; 4.4.2 The epistemological opposition; 4.4.3 Unrevisability and anathemas
4.4.4 Religious fundamentals4.5 From Deweyan Faith to Classical Theism; 4.5.1 From affection to theory; 4.5.2 Reversing the process: from belief to faith worth having; 4.6 Types of Appraisal and Epistemic Fetishism; 4.6.1 Functional faith and rational commitments; 4.6.2 Sense-making and bad faith; 4.7 Conclusion; 5: Functional Faith in Religious Contexts; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Faith and the Christian Tradition; 5.3 Some Methodological Reflections Concerning the Received View; 5.4 Faith and Belief in the Context of Scripture; 5.4.1 Scriptural contrasts to faith; 5.4.2 Dispositions to respond
5.5 Faith and Reason5.5.1 Mundane faith and religious faith; 5.5.2 The cognitive dimensions of religious faith; 5.5.3 An alternative story about the role of cognition in a life of affective faith; 5.6 Conclusion; 6: Faith, Humility, and Virtues in Isolation; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Is Humility Bad for You?; 6.3 Holism, Atomism, and Complementarity; 6.4 A Case Study: Moses; 6.5 Reversing the Scales; 6.6 Conclusion; 7: Expressions of Humility and Epistemological Psychology; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Weakening the Content of Belief; 7.3 Changing the Mental State Reported; 7.4 Acts and States
7.5 The Economy of Belief7.6 Commitments as Expressions of Humility; 7.7 Conclusion; 8: The Logical Space of Humility; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Contrasts to Humility and Modesty; 8.3 Vanity and Pride; 8.4 AThreat to Autonomy?; 8.5 Conflicting Domains; 8.6 Two Conceptions of Autonomy; 8.7 Conclusion; 9: Humility: Nature, Value, and Virtue; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Humility: Relational or Non-relational?; 9.3 Intellectualist Accounts; 9.4 The Virtues of Attention; 9.5 The Nature of Attention; 9.6 Conclusion; 10: Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book is devoted to articulating the connections between the nature and value of faith and humility. The goal is to understand these two virtues in a way that does not discriminate between religious and secular. Jon Kvanvig claims that each provides a necessary, compensating balance to the potential downside of the other
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Humility -- Religious aspects.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Ethics.
Humility -- Religious aspects
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780192537263