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Ethics of belief

Ethics of belief

essays in tribute to D.Z. Phillips

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Published by Springer in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Faith and reason -- Congresses,
  • Religion and ethics -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesInternational journal for philosophy of religion.
    StatementEugene Thomas Long, Patrick Horn, editors ; foreword by Eugene Thomas Long.
    GenreCongresses
    ContributionsPhillips, D. Z., Long, Eugene Thomas., Horn, Patrick Rogers, 1964-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL51 .E675 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination148 p. ;
    Number of Pages148
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23185986M
    ISBN 109781402083761, 9781402083778
    LC Control Number2008923258


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The book continues with a second essay entitled "The Will to Believe" by William James, which is offered as a rebuttal to Clifford’s "The Ethics of Belief." This second essay attempts to say that beliefs are a natural part of being human and that we all hold beliefs that are never tested in Cited by: The Ethics of Belief William Kingdon Clifford, English mathematician and philosopher () This ebook presents «The Ethics of Belief», from William Kingdon Clifford.

A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected. Table of Contents - About This Book - The Duty Of Inquiry - The Weight Of Authority - The Limits Of Inference/5(11).

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What is belief and why is it so important. Where did it come from and what does it do. This book answers all of those questions and more. David G. McAfee, an author who studies religions, teamed up with writer and illustrator Chuck Harrison to create The Belief Book/5.

Summary "The Ethics of Belief" opens with the famous analogy of a shipowner possessing a less than reliable ship used to transport immigrants.

He has been alerted to its bad condition and knows that it needs to be overhauled to be seaworthy. But this would be too costly, so he convinces himself that it is. The “ethics of belief” refers to a cluster of questions at the intersection of epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, and psychology.

The central question in the debate is whether there are norms of some sort governing our habits of belief-formation, belief-maintenance, and belief-relinquishment.

Ethics and belief (Issues in religious studies) by Peter R Baelz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In this book, Timothy J. Madigan examines the continuing relevance of 'The Ethics of Belief' to epistemological and ethical concerns. He places the essay within the historical context, especially the so-called 'Victorian Crisis of Faith' of which Clifford was a key player.

The ethics of belief refers to a cluster of related issues that focus on standards of rational belief, intellectual excellence, and conscientious belief-formation.

Among the questions addressed in the field are: Are there standards of some sort ("epistemic norms") that ought to guide how we form beliefs and pursue intellectual aims, such as the pursuit of truth or the quest for understanding.

This book is divided into two sections. The first focuses on questions surrounding the ethics of belief from an individualistic framework. It begins by examining the question of doxastic voluntarism—i.e., the extent to which people have control over their beliefs.

It then shifts to focusing on the kinds of character that epistemic agents should cultivate, what their epistemic ends ought to. It presents cutting-edge research on the ethics of belief as well as innovative research beyond the normativity of belief—and towards an ethics of mind. By moving beyond traditional issues of epistemology the contributors discuss the most current ideas revolving around rationality, responsibility, and.

The same holds of their belief about the ethics of belief. To be sure, James seems to think he is scoring at the expense of ‘intellectuals’ if he shows that the interest in precise and grounded knowledge is itself an emotion or passion, for then the intellectual must admit.

Nicomachean Ethics quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book. SparkNotes is here for you with everything you need to ace. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Baelz, Peter R. Ethics and belief. New York: Seabury Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors.

Book Description. This volume provides a framework for approaching and understanding mental normativity. It presents cutting-edge research on the ethics of belief as well as innovative research beyond the normativity of belief—and towards an ethics of mind. "It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence." -- W.

Clifford The above forthright assertion of mathematician and educator W. Clifford () in his famous essay "The Ethics of Belief" drew an immediate response from Victorian-era critics, who took issue with his reasoned and brilliantly presented attack on beliefs "not founded on.

In this work, Symonds argues against the belief that homosexuality is acquired. The book includes an historical survey of homosexuality, various modern theories as to its cause, and a section dealing with suggested amendments in legislation.

( views) A Modern Theory of Ethics: A study of the Relations of Ethics and Psychology. Ethics & Moral Philosophy - Theoretical. 1 - 20 of results The Ethics of Ambiguity.

by Simone de Beauvoir. Paperback $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ See All Formats. Add to Wishlist. Publish your book with B&N. Learn More. The B&N Mastercard®. This book discusses the ethics of belief that Locke developed in the last book of his Essay: how we ought to govern our opinions, especially on matters of religion and morality.

Wolterstorff shows that this concern was instigated by the collapse of a once-unified moral and Format: Paperback. Aristotle viewed ethics in terms of virtues, or qualities people exhibit through their actions, instead of what is absolutely right and wrong.

Approaching ethics from an Aristotelian perspective may be a way to discuss and debate ethical principles without hitting the wall of irreconcilable differences in belief. In this book the author argues that the Falasifa, the Philosophers of the Islamic Golden Age, are usefully interpreted through the prism of the contemporary, western ethics of contends that their position amounts to what he calls ‘Moderate Evidentialism’ – that only for the epistemic elite what one ought to believe is determined by one’s : Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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A.J. Burger September About the Text of the printed book The text of William Kingdon Clifford’s “The Ethics of Belief” is based upon the first edition of Lectures and Essays, Macmillan and Co.,edited by Leslie Stephen and Frederick Pollock. In this book Jonathan Adler offers a strengthened version of evidentialism, arguing that the ethics of belief should be rooted in the concept of belief—that evidentialism is belief's own ethics.

A key observation is that it is not merely that one ought not, but that one cannot, believe, for. “The Ethics of Belief” was published, in a journal called Contemporary Review.”(Chingell) As stated in his writing, “The Ethics of Belief,” W.F.

Clifford tells a story of a ship captain a story that has sparked many arguments across the world and made people question their beliefs. This page contains a list of the best introductory books on ethics. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on ethics. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about ethics.

An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. This. The fact that the book is written for a specific institution/courses makes the book less reader-friendly for other students, particularly the inclusion of chapters that belong in an intro to religion book, but not necessarily an ethics book, and vice versa--particularly an entire chapter on Aquinas' Natural Law Theory.

Consistency rating: /5(4). The Ethics of Belief I Most of philosophy consists in giving arguments for and against various positions I If you haven’t noticed, philosophy doesn’t exactly come to a conclusive end very often I Philosophy is not unique in this aspect; while other disciplines aren’t quite as skeptical as philosophy, every discipline still has open questions and inconclusive.

The Ethics of Belief. By: William Kingdon Clifford. This is an essay on decision biases and a critique on prejudices, neatly written and thought provoking.

Genres for this book; Advice: Essay/Short nonfiction: Fiction: Non-fiction: Philosophy: Links related to this book; E-text: Wikipedia - William Kingdon Clifford: Review this bookAuthor: William Kingdon Clifford.

[Originally published in Contemporary Review, ; reprinted in William K. Clifford, Lectures and Essays, ed. Leslie Stephen and Frederick Pollock (London: Macmillan and Co., ).

The author (–) was an English mathematician.] William K. Clifford THE ETHICS OF BELIEFFile Size: 81KB. The section concludes by examining questions of epistemic value, of whether knowledge is in some sense primary, and of whether the ethics of belief falls within the domain of epistemology or ethics.

The second section extends this traditional debate to issues concerning the. Ethics of Belief: Essays in Tribute to D.Z. Phillips should be of particular interest to upper level undergraduates, graduate students and professionals in the fields of philosophy, religious studies and theology.

Reprinted from The International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, (). The Ethics of Belief, Clifford Analysis.

The Ethics of Belief is an argumentative paper in regards to the structures of ethics psychology, the philosophy of the mind and epistemology.

The question is, is it morally wrong to hold on to a belief in spite of the insufficient evidence. Shalom and the Ethics of Belief explores Nicholas Wolterstorff's theory of situated rationality from a theological point of view and develops a doxastic, or belief-based, ethic based upon the theology of Wolterstorff's neo-Calvinist, Kuyperian background, which emerges in terms of his biblical ethic and eschatology of : Uses the thought of John Dewey to address the ethics of historical belief within religious and critical historiographical traditions.

John Dewey and the Ethics of Historical Belief addresses the ethics of the representation of the past with a focus on the justification of historical belief within religious and critical historiographical traditions. Though the religions of the world always include an ethical dimension to their belief systems, ethics and religion are not coequal, and the term secular ethics is sometimes used to describe systems of ethics that derive their conclusions from logic or moral intuition rather than from religious teachings or revealed truths.

Secular ethics and. About the Text of the printed book. The text of William Kingdon Clifford’s “The Ethics of Belief” is based upon the first edition of Lectures and Essays, Macmillan and Co.,edited by Leslie Stephen and Frederick text of William James’ “The Will to Believe” is based upon the first edition of The Will to Believe and other essays in popular philosophy, Longmans.

"The Ethics of Belief" is presented here in its complete form, along with "The Aims and Instruments of Scientific Thought, " "Right and Wrong, " and other essays. About the Author. William Kingdon Clifford () was a British mathematician and philosopher. Clifford was educated at University College London, King's College London, and 5/5(4).

of the printed book. The text of William Kingdon Clifford’s “The Ethics of Belief” is based upon the first edition of Lectures and Essays, Macmillan and Co.,edited by. Book Description. The question of whether it is ever permissible to believe on insufficient evidence has once again become a live question.

Greater attention is now being paid to practical dimensions of belief, namely issues related to epistemic virtue, doxastic responsibility, and voluntarism. Ethics in systematic form, and apart from religious belief, is as little found in apocryphal or Judæo-Hellenistic literature as in the Bible.

However, Greek philosophy greatly influenced Alexandrian writers such as the authors of IV Maccabees, the Book of Wisdom, and Philo.How do people form beliefs, and how should they do so?

This book presents seventeen new essays on these questions, drawing together perspectives from philosophy and psychology.

The first section explores the ethics of belief from an individualistic framework. It begins by examining the question of doxastic voluntarism-i.e., the extent to which people have control over their beliefs.Parthenon, far view, Athens, Greece (LC-USZ); “Van der Werf” Park, Leyden, Holland (LC-DIG-ppmsc)The Embankment, Rotterdam, Holland.