By James F. Harris
Whilst Gene lengthy, editor of Kluwer's instruction manual of up to date Philosophy of faith sequence, first invited me to write down the quantity on Analytic Philosophy of faith, I authorised with nice enthusiasm. My simply cause of that enthusiasm now's that i used to be more youthful and extra naive on the time. quickly after beginning paintings at the quantity, my enthusiasm was once dampened by way of the daunting importance of the duty. i started as a sprinter and speedy settled into the velocity of a long-distance runner. even though I thought of myself good learn within the topic, I quickly came upon that I had loads of examine to do to be convinced that I had thought of all the significant contributions to many of the discussions, concerns, and of faith. As I learn increasingly more difficulties stumbled on inside analytic philosophy books and articles, i spotted that I had rushed right into a territory already good trodden via the angels. i'm significantly inspired through the sophistication and subtlety of philosophical argument that symbolize the various debates in modern analytic philosophy of faith. This quantity covers an unlimited quantity of fabric. i've got endeavored to supply the fairest attainable studying of other authors, and, in circumstances the place I comprise my very own severe reviews and advance my very own positions, i've got endeavored to supply the most powerful attainable interpretations of the positions I criticize.
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When we add the condition of a total commitment, we have what Ramsey regards as a religious situation. ,,3! The objective reference is thus given in the moment of discernment, and we then invoke the use of models and qualifiers in order to try and construct ways of talking about the objective reference of our experience. RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES The models are supposed to anchor religious language empirically to allow us to talk meaningfully about the "objective reference" of our discernment experience, but how are we to select the appropriate models and qualifiers to capture the special features of the religious situation?
22 23 38 ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION world where the regUlarity and causal connections in this world were lacking, our natural beliefs may well change. The situation with bliks is supposedly entirely different. Bliks are supposed to be completely separated from the facts and completely immune to revision forced by the facts. How then are we to tell a good blik from a bad one and distinguish a correct blik from an incorrect one? ,,25 But surely something is seriously amiss here. " The distinction between "sane" and "insane" and between "right" and "wrong" seems to be simply a thinly veiled guise for the distinction between true and false.
91. 33 See James F. Harris, "Models and Qualifiers," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 3, no. 2, summer 1972, pp. 87ff. , pp. 88ff. 30 31 THE PROBLEM OF RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE 41 important point. In the example of the use of nicknames in the High Court, ordinary experience provides the backdrop for the use of nicknames that makes their use meaningful. There may well be something odd about the use of such informal nicknames in a formal, courtroom setting; however, there is nothing logically odd about the language itself.
Analytic Philosophy of Religion (Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion) by James F. Harris