Volume 41, Issue Supplement, 2016
Selected Papers in Honor of William P. Alston
Daniel J. McKaughan
Action-Centered Faith, Doubt, and Rationality
Popular discussions of faith often assume that having faith is a form of believing on insufficient evidence and that having faith is therefore in some way rationally defective. Here I offer a characterization of action-centered faith and show that action-centered faith can be both epistemically and practically rational even under a wide variety of subpar evidential circumstances.