What do we know and how do we know it? What is knowledge? What is belief? How is belief justified? What justifies us in believing what we believe? Is justified belief...
The strength of religious belief is prodigious. People dedicate their lives, not eat certain foods (or not eat at all), refrain from sex, even sacrifice their lives—all for...
Why are religions so pervasive, across diverse human cultures? If God exists, would God have made it so? But there are entirely natural reasons to expect the widespread...
How can we have confidence in what we know or believe? What is knowledge? What is belief? How is belief justified? And is justified belief knowledge? How can we not doubt...
We like to think that we are rational, that what we believe is what is true. But we often believe because of our “belief systems”-“how we believe” may...
Normally, if we have a belief system, such as a particular religion, some kind of morality follows. Can the direction of causation go in reverse? If we commit to a particular...
This is personal. Why should I want to believe in God? Is belief a circular path of self-deception? Or the shortest route to bedrock reality?
What can philosophy bring to religion? Philosophy is a systematic way of thinking about ideas and concepts, often fundamental features of the world. The philosophy of...
When philosophy focuses on religion its targets cover the field: proofs of God’s existence, traits and attributes of God, human essence and purpose, religious...