Belief, Credence, and Faith

Religious Studies 55 (2):153-168 (2019)

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Elizabeth Jackson
Australian National University
Abstract
In this article, I argue that faith’s going beyond the evidence need not compromise faith’s epistemic rationality. First, I explain how some of the recent literature on belief and credence points to a distinction between what I call B-evidence and C-evidence. Then, I apply this distinction to rational faith. I argue that if faith is more sensitive to B-evidence than to C-evidence, faith can go beyond the evidence and still be epistemically rational.
Keywords Belief  Credence  Faith  Evidence  Rationality  Statistical Evidence  Testimony  Salience
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412518000446
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