Ethics of Belief: Essays in Tribute to D.Z. Phillips

  • Eugene Thomas Long
  • Patrick Horn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-III
  2. Pages 1-1
  3. Eugene Thomas Long
    Pages 3-6
  4. Ronney Mourad
    Pages 55-69
  5. Jennifer Faust
    Pages 71-86
  6. Robert Audi
    Pages 87-102
  7. John H. Whittaker
    Pages 103-129
  8. Anselm K. Min
    Pages 131-146
  9. Patrick Horn
    Pages 147-148

About this book


This volume is presented as a tribute to D.Z. Phillips and the introduction by Eugene Long includes a brief discussion of Phillips' life and work. The first six articles were originally written at the invitation of Phillips for a conference on the ethics of belief held at Claremont Graduate University. Unfortunately Phillips died unexpectedly July 25, 2006 and was unable to participate in the conference. Two additional essays were invited by the editors to help add Phillips' voice to the discussion. Essays by Allen Wood, Richard Amesbury and Van Harvey discuss the question of the ethics of belief in the context of the evidentialist principle most frequently associated with W. K. Clifford. Essays by Ronney Mourad, Jennifer Faust and Robert Audi are concerned with the voluntariness of belief, the persuasive power of arguments and differing conceptions of faith, belief and acceptance. The final two essays by John Whittaker and Anselm Min focus on Phillips' understanding of the logic and rationality of religious belief. The book concludes with a tribute to Phillips written by Patrick Horn.

Ethics of Belief: Essays in Tribute to D.Z. Phillips should be of particular interest to upper level undergraduates, graduate students and professionals in the fields of philosophy, religious studies and theology.


Reprinted from The International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 63:1-3 (2008).


D.Z. Phillips Ethics of belief Rationality of religious belief Religion Religious language ethics theology

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugene Thomas Long
    • 1
  • Patrick Horn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Claremont Graduate UniversityClaremontUSA

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