Ethics of Belief: Essays in Tribute to D.Z. Phillips

Editors: Long, Eugene Thomas, Horn, Patrick (Eds.)

  • Features essays by leading philosophers of religion on the ethics and rationality of belief, one of the most fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion and philosophical theology
  • Offers a dialogue between contributors representing different philosophical traditions concerning the question whether or not religious belief is morally permissible where there is insufficient evidence
  • Presents and evaluates different conceptions of faith, belief and evidence
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This volume is presented as a tribute to D.Z. Phillips and the introduction by Eugene Long includes a brief discussion of Phillips' life and work. The first six articles were originally written at the invitation of Phillips for a conference on the ethics of belief held at Claremont Graduate University. Unfortunately Phillips died unexpectedly July 25, 2006 and was unable to participate in the conference. Two additional essays were invited by the editors to help add Phillips' voice to the discussion. Essays by Allen Wood, Richard Amesbury and Van Harvey discuss the question of the ethics of belief in the context of the evidentialist principle most frequently associated with W. K. Clifford. Essays by Ronney Mourad, Jennifer Faust and Robert Audi are concerned with the voluntariness of belief, the persuasive power of arguments and differing conceptions of faith, belief and acceptance. The final two essays by John Whittaker and Anselm Min focus on Phillips' understanding of the logic and rationality of religious belief. The book concludes with a tribute to Phillips written by Patrick Horn.

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, 63:1-3 (2008).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Acknowledgments

    Pages 1-1

  • Ethics of belief: introduction

    Long, Eugene Thomas

    Pages 3-6

  • The duty to believe according to the evidence

    Wood, Allen

    Pages 7-24

  • The virtues of belief: toward a non-evidentialist ethics of belief-formation

    Amesbury, Richard

    Pages 25-37

  • The ethics of belief and two conceptions of christian faith

    Harvey, Van A.

    Pages 39-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics of Belief: Essays in Tribute to D.Z. Phillips
Editors
  • Eugene Thomas Long
  • Patrick Horn
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8377-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8377-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8376-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 148
Additional Information
Reprinted from THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION, 63:1-3 2008
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