Rationality as Virtue Hardback

Towards a Theological Philosophy

by Lydia Schumacher;


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Rationality as Virtue

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For much of the modern period, theologians and philosophers of religion have struggled with the problem of proving that it is rational to believe in God. Drawing on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, this book lays the foundation for an innovative effort to overturn the longstanding problem of proving faith's rationality, and to establish instead that rationality requires to be explained by appeals to faith. To this end, Schumacher advances the constructive argument that rationality is not only an epistemological question concerning the soundness of human thoughts, which she defines in terms of 'intellectual virtue'. Ultimately, it is an ethical question whether knowledge is used in ways that promote an individual's own flourishing and that of others. That is to say, rationality in its paradigmatic form is a matter of moral virtue, which should nonetheless entail intellectual virtue. This conclusion sets the stage for Schumacher's argument in a companion book, Theological Philosophy, which explains how Christian faith provides an exceptionally robust rationale for rationality, so construed, and is intrinsically rational in that sense.

Rationality as Virtue by Lydia Schumacher was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in September 2015. The ISBN for Rationality as Virtue is 9781472442659.

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Page last updated 22nd March 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (September 2015)
EditionNew edition
Weight620g
Number of Pages240
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781472442659
ISBN-101472442652
Product Code4339281
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