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Experiential and Pragmatic Aspects of Religious Commitments

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199609574
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731822 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0005
Experiential and Pragmatic Aspects of Religious Commitments

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In this chapter the character of religious experience is explored. Perceptual and non-perceptual kinds are distinguished, and both are shown to have possible confirmatory value for religious commitment. The chapter also explores how practical considerations may support a religious commitment that is not otherwise irrational. It concludes with a discussion of the extent to which religious practices are analogous to perceptual practices in their capacity to yield rational cognition.

Keywords: religious experience; perception; perceptual practices; rational cognition

Chapter.  11365 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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