Quasi-fideism and sceptical fideism

Duncan Pritchard*

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My interest is in the relationship between the contemporary account of the epistemology of religious belief, known as quasi-fideism, and the sceptical fideism that has been so important, historically, in motivating fideistic ideas. I argue that we can profitably construe quasi-fideism along sceptical fideist lines, in that it is a proposal that is naturally understood as both arising within the context of a sceptical investigation and as exhibiting core features that it shares with Pyrrhonian scepticism. Moreover, I suggest that sceptical fideism, properly rendered, is inclined towards the kind of restricted fideism that is essential to quasi-fideism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-30
Number of pages28
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • quasi-fideism
  • skeptical fideism
  • scepticism
  • epistemology
  • religious belief


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