Saturday, February 17, 2018

Faith and the Epistemic Quest

The sources of knowledge have been traditionally limited to at least four: sense-perception, inference, memory, and testimony. Epistemological approaches involve the inductive (empirical), the inferential (rational), the intuitive (mystical), the indefinitive (skeptical), the informative (revelatory), the interpretive (hermeneutical), and the integrative (synthetical).Note Two dispositions that either aid or hamper the quest of knowledge are faith and doubt.

Two opposite views in this regard are:
Integrationalism: The view that faith and the epistemic quest are integral to each other.
Segregationalism: The view that faith and the epistemic quest are opposed to each other.

(c) Domenic Marbaniang, 2018