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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.
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.
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.
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.
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