An Essay on Faith, Reason, and Human Nature

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Nova Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - Philosophy - 120 pages
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Discusses questions such as, what is knowledge, what qualifies as knowledge, and what does not; what does it mean to say, "I know, I understand," what is truth, and what is certainty? When can we affirm and be certain that -- I know this or that, this or that is a universal truth I can rely upon, and I know that it so because I have a method and at least one criterion to determine that this or that is indeed a universal truth. Furthermore, how do knowledge and understanding compare with belief: Are there evidences so compelling that, in certain cases, propositions of the form 'I know that X' are indeed expressions of knowledge, and in other cases merely expressions of opinions and/or beliefs? Can the words 'belief', 'understanding', and 'knowledge' be used interchangeably? And by the way, what role does reason play in our endeavours to seek knowledge? And what role does human nature play in that endeavour?
  

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Contents

One Effort Made
1
REASON AND FAITH
2
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
3
Faith Reason and Epistemology
5
THE CHALLENGE OF FOUNDATIONALISM
7
INTERNALISM
10
EXTERNALISM
14
CODA
17
Faith Reason and Human Nature
55
PRAGMATIC CERTAINTY
56
FAITH AND REASON
71
Faith Reason and Despair and Hope
79
Plotinus and the One
83
Aristotles Unmoved Mover
87
The Five Ways of Aquinas
91
The Betting Quotient
101

COHERENTISM
20
EPISTEMIC PROBABILITY
23
EPISTEMIC JUSTIFICATION
27
Russells Paradox Paradox of the Infinity
105
Bibliography
109
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