Take a Leap of Faith

Wed, Mar 21

Maybe the evidence about whether God exists just hasn't come in either way.  Would there be value in cultivating religious faith even if you do not know for certain the God exists?  And what exactly is faith?  What exactly is a religion?  In this class we will consider philosophical ``leaps of faith'' and whether they are rational.  And we'll consider whether being part of a religion requires any special intellectual commitment.

Key Concepts: doxastic voluntarism/involuntarism, Pascal's wager, fideism