Philosophy Talk: Faith and Humility

Philosophy Talk: Faith and Humility

Devon Strolovitch | KALW

May 15, 2018

Who is the more intellectually humble: the believer who puts their faith in a higher power, or the nonbeliever who sees no evidence for one?

Some would argue that faith requires that one blindly—rather than rationally— believe. Faith in one ‘true’ religion often entails rejection of all others. Given this, can there ever be humility when it comes to religious faith? How unwavering should the faithful be when it comes to their religious convictions, attitudes, and actions? Should we encourage religious humility, or would it taint the very concept of faith? Can religious faith and intellectual humility ever be reconciled? The Philosophers humbly believe in talking to Joshua Hook from the University of North Texas, co-author of Cultural Humility: Engaging Diverse Identities in Therapy.

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