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Long, “Religious Pragmatism through the eyes of Luke Skywalker” Distinguish: Truth-conducive reasons: Reasons demonstrating the truth of a belief Pragmatic reasons: Practical benefits for holding belief Distinguish: Moral wrong Epistemic wrong “What makes a belief immoral is not simply a matter of whether that belief is true or false, or even whether it is fruitful or unfruitful, but rather of how it originated.” What this suggests: Whether a belief is morally acceptable and whether it is advantageous are separate matters Q1 is faith morally acceptable? Three conditions for moral acceptability in faith: 1) Proposition must be intellectually undecidable a. Not resolvable by empirical (or other) inquiry i. If there’s a way to externally justify the belief, then you should 2) Taking faith is a genuine option a. The option is living i. There exist at least two “real possibilities” to choose between ii. Not rigorously defined, but we can intuitively understand: 1. It’s logically
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor Ames during the Fall '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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