The Practice of Assertion under Conditions of Religious Ignorance

Aaron Rizzieri
Yavapai College
The knowledge and attendant justification norms of belief and assertion serve to regulate our doxastic attitudes towards, and practices of asserting, various propositions. I argue that conforming to these norms under conditions of religious ignorance promotes responsible acts of assertion, epistemic humility, and non–dogmatic doxastic attitudes towards the content of one’s own faith. Such conformity also facilitates the formation of the religious personality in a healthy direction in other ways. I explore these ideas in relation to the Christian faith tradition, but my reflections generalize.
Keywords religious epistemology  norms of assertion  norms of belief  ethics of belief
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DOI 10.24204/ejpr.v9i1.1863
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