Love and Rationality

A Faith-Based Account of Epistemic Partiality in Friendship

  • Sarah Cyr

Abstract

Much work has been done in contemporary epistemology to reconcile our epistemic ideals with our human need for healthy relationships with our loved ones. Ryan Preston-Roedder makes an attempt to resolve the tension between these two goals in his paper, “Three Varieties of Faith.” However, his account lacks the clarity necessary to make a thoroughly convincing argument. In this paper, I expand on Preston-Roedder’s ideas, distilling a novel account of epistemic partiality that allows us to maintain epistemic rationality without sacrificing elements of friendship that have a significant impact on our social and emotional well-being.

Published
2020-04-14
How to Cite
Cyr, S. (2020). Love and Rationality: A Faith-Based Account of Epistemic Partiality in Friendship. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 13, 12-23. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/2925
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