Robert Baron on the assent of faith

Broadie, A. (2014) Robert Baron on the assent of faith. Journal of Scottish Philosophy, 12(2), pp. 231-242. (doi:10.3366/jsp.2014.0073)

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Abstract

Are faith and knowledge mutually incompatible in the sense that it is not possible for someone both to know something to be the case and also, and at the same time, to accept as a matter of faith that it is the case? Robert Baron, one of the group of early seventeenth-century episcopalians known as the ‘Aberdeen doctors’, examines this question and provides an answer full of philosophical interest. This article discusses his answer, focusing in particular on his account of the nature of and the relation between the assent of knowledge, assent of faith, and assent of will.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Robert Baron, Wilhelm Estius, faith, knowledge, opinion, testimony, will
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Broadie, Professor Alexander
Authors: Broadie, A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Journal of Scottish Philosophy
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:1479-6651
ISSN (Online):1755-2001

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
521741Scottish philosophers in seventeenth-century Scotland and FranceAlexander BroadieLeverhulme Trust (LEVERHULME)F00 179/BCHU - HISTORY