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Moral Faith

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780195153712
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869381 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195153715.003.0017
Moral Faith

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Theistic metaethics has been suspected of imposing on morality a need for faith. This chapter argues that morality has such a need in any case, with or without theism. It argues this with regard both to faith in morality itself and to faith in moral ends (for instance, faith that human life and the moral life are worth living). It explores cognitive, volitional, and emotional aspects of moral faith.

Keywords: faith; metaethics; moral faith; morality; theism; volition

Chapter.  10150 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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