Trusting Others, Trusting God: Concepts of Belief, Faith and Rationality, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Trusting Others, Trusting God

Concepts of Belief, Faith and Rationality, 1st Edition

By Sheela Pawar

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182 pages

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Trusting Others, Trusting God is an investigation of the concepts of moral and religious trust. The question of why or how it is rational to trust anyone has been the typical focus of philosophers, with an underlying assumption that trust must be justified. In most cases, trust (even - or perhaps especially religious trust) is portrayed as irrational. Sheela Pawar argues that a grammatical investigation of the concept of trust can help rectify this mistreatment.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Trust, rationality and utility; Religious trust and utility; Trusting others; suspicion; Trust and primitive reactions; Faith; Secular trust; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Sheela Pawar is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Dominguez Hills, California, USA

About the Series

Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General