Love and Rationality

A Faith-Based Account of Epistemic Partiality in Friendship

  • Sarah Cyr


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.

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(1), 12-23.