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Aretologiczna interpretacja (chrześcijańskiej) wiary religijnej
Aretological Interpretation of the (Christian) Religious Faith

Author(s): Paweł Pijas
Subject(s): Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: faith; philosophy of religion; virtue; Julia Annas

Summary/Abstract: I argue that an aretaic model is apt for (Christian) religious faith. I begin with a presentation of two rival and radical models of faith present in philosophy of religion, which I label as, respectively, “intellectual” and “anti-intellectual” model. Then, I try to show some essential characteristics of faith that are ignored by these models, which results in a serious theoretical difficulty for philosophy of religion. I present the aretaic model as a convincing alternative, using Julia Annas’ developmental theory of virtue and some other conceptual tools provided by representatives of contemporary virtue ethics. The core of the argumentation presumes that religious faith and morality are similar, thus also the issues of philosophy of religion and ethics are similar.

  • Issue Year: 67/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 97-118
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish