Philosophy Today

Volume 63, Issue 4, Fall 2019

New Concepts for Materialism

Anna Hickey-Moody
Pages 927-941


This essay advances a new materialist philosophy of faith. Mobilizing affect, I show that a change in the capacity to act, such as that created through belief or non-belief, is an experience that unites both secular and religious people. Belief in the superiority of secular culture over religious culture, or vice versa, are affectively similar corporeal orientations.