David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Teaching Philosophy 32 (2):127-151 (2009)
What should individuals do when their firmly held moral beliefs are prima facie inconsistent with their religious beliefs? In this article we outline several ways of posing such consistency challenges and offer a detailed taxonomy of the various responses available to someone facing a consistency challenge of this sort. Throughout the paper, our concerns are primarily pedagogical: how best to pose consistency challenges in the classroom, how to stimulate discussion of the various responses to them, and how to relate such consistency challenges to larger issues, such as whether Scripture is, in general, a reliable guide to truth.
|Keywords||education pedagogy consistency moral belief religious belief|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Scott Aikin (2009). A Consistency Challenge for Moral and Religious Beliefs. Teaching Philosophy 32 (2):127-151.
Gemma Cornelissen (2012). Belief-Based Exemptions: Are Religious Beliefs Special? Ratio Juris 25 (1):85-109.
Nathan L. King (2008). Religious Diversity and its Challenges to Religious Belief. Philosophy Compass 3 (4):830-853.
Michael Stingl & John Collier (2004). After the Fall: Religious Capacities and the Error Theory of Morality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):751-752.
Lisa Kemmerer (2004). Killing Traditions: Consistency in Applied Moral Philosophy. Ethics, Place and Environment 7 (3):151 – 171.
Larry Nucci (2003). Morality, Religion and Public Education in Pluralist Democracies: A Reply to Kunzman. Journal of Moral Education 32 (3):263-270.
Mark Jago (2006). Resource-Bounded Belief Revision and Contraction. In P. Torroni, U. Endriss, M. Baldoni & A. Omicini (eds.), Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies III. Springer. 141--154.
Howard Darmstadter (1971). Consistency of Belief. Journal of Philosophy 68 (10):301-310.
Richmond Campbell & Victor Kumar (2012). Moral Reasoning on the Ground. Ethics 122 (2):273-312.
Howard R. Woodhouse (1985). Moral and Religious Education for Nigeria. Journal of Moral Education 14 (2):120-131.
Mylan Engel Jr (2012). Coherentism and the Epistemic Justification of Moral Beliefs: A Case Study in How to Do Practical Ethics Without Appeal to a Moral Theory. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (1):50-74.
Haskell Fain & E. F. Kaelin (1960). Student Philosophical Opinions: A Survey. Inquiry 3 (1-4):137 – 152.
Added to index2011-11-14
Total downloads27 ( #89,554 of 1,696,305 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #40,482 of 1,696,305 )
How can I increase my downloads?