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Theistic Pragmatics and Personal Well-Being 

Theistic Pragmatics and Personal Well-Being
Theistic Pragmatics and Personal Well-Being

George Graham

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date: 15 October 2021

Pragmatic warrant for theism, when it has it, is warrant based on positive consequences of being a theist. These are consequences associated with living a well lived life. The chapter imagines pragmatic warrant being pursued by a religious pilgrim of sorts. The imagined person wishes to be a theist but fears becoming religiously deluded. In showing how a person can be pragmatically warranted in being a theist, the chapter also represents the imagined pilgrim as needing at least some empirical evidence or evidential warrant for the truth of theism. Pragmatics is helpful but its force is not directed at truth. Belief aims at truth. The chapter ends by summarizing the main ideas of the book’s first five chapters.

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