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  • noun A subscriber to fideism.


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  • As for myself, not to play coy, I’m an Episcopalian and more or less in the Martin Gardner camp, that is, a fideist.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Perimeter of Ignorance - The Panda's Thumb 2007

  • Notice, first, that what the fideist seeks, according to this account, is truth.

    Fideism Amesbury, Richard 2009

  • His fideist Weltanschauung also extends to other areas, e.g., he maintains that physics cannot be capable of explaining human consciousness, which is a mystical position known as vitalism: in effect that human-level sapience amounts to some type of soul that is beyond the study and description of science.

    The Simulation Argument and Christianity « Anglican Samizdat 2009

  • It is, however, important to recognise that Bosanquet is not advancing a non-cognitivist or fideist view of religion, and that he maintains that both religious beliefs as a whole and particular religious beliefs must meet appropriate ˜rational™ standards.

    My Recycled Soul 2009

  • The fideist, decisionist, and absurdist traditions in Christianity seem so much more compelling to me (were I to choose): Pauline conversion; Tertullian apologetics; Pascalian wagering; Kierkegaardian fearfulness and faith-leaping; Calvinist depravity and helplessness.

    John Seery: An Egghead's Eggnog Tidings 2008

  • Life of his uncle, and since Gianfrancesco himself was not just a devout fideist but also a prodigiously productive scholar and an original thinker, we should not dismiss the possibility that the

    Giovanni Pico della Mirandola Copenhaver, Brian 2008

  • Kant, of course is no fideist, for he does not take a leap of faith based on revealed religion to be the proper ground for belief in God.

    Kant and Hume on Morality Denis, Lara 2008

  • I've been following this blog for long enough to know that you are neither a bigot nor a fideist and that you don't ascribe such nihilism to the faithless.

    Theology And A Handshake James F. McGrath 2007

  • By this time, however, he was caught up in a strenuous controversy with the fideist philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi over whether his lifelong friend Lessing had been a Spinozist.

    18th Century German Aesthetics Guyer, Paul 2007

  • He has an interesting discussion with a Muslim in chapter XIV, where he implicitly accepts the Incarnation, and gives a fideist response to the Muslim: My religion tells me to believe without arguing, and I shudder, my dear Yusuf, when I think that, through some specious reasoning, I might be led to renounce the creed of my fathers.

    Archive 2005-09-01 2005


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