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Alberto Oya
Universitat de Girona
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The aim of this paper is to argue against the received view among Unamuno scholars that Miguel de Unamuno was defending a sort of pragmatic argument for religious faith and that his notion of religious faith as “querer creer” (“wanting to believe”) is to be identified with William James’s “the will to believe”. As I will show in this paper, one of the aspects that makes Unamuno’s reasoning philosophically relevant is his ability to formulate a non-pragmatist defense of religious faith without a prior commitment to the truth of any religious or theological statement and grounded in our longing for an endless existence through God’s Salvation.
Keywords Immortality  Miguel de Unamuno  Pragmatic Justification  Pragmatism  Querer creer  Religious Faith  Natural Foundation  William James  Will to Believe
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