Journal of Philosophical Research 41 (9999):71-90 (2016)

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Popular discussions of faith often assume that having faith is a form of believing on insufficient evidence and that having faith is therefore in some way rationally defective. Here I offer a characterization of action-centered faith and show that action-centered faith can be both epistemically and practically rational even under a wide variety of subpar evidential circumstances.
Keywords Faith  Belief  Trust  Hope  Rationality  Pascal's Wager  Ethics of Belief
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ISBN(s) 1053-8364
DOI 10.5840/jpr20165364
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