Three Types Of Belief System

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The three types of belief systems are extremely different when it comes to their principles, affirming religious beliefs and the amount of evidence needed to affirm said beliefs. Critical rationalism, fideism, and strong rationalism are the three positions and they all have been discussed by different philosophers and people throughout the years. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses and ways of rationally affirming their beliefs. Strong Rationalism believes that it is rational to affirm a belief system only when there is sufficient evidence to prove in favor of its truth. If there is no evidence to prove its truth, then the belief system is immoral or unethical. This standpoint, in my opinion, is an oxymoron. This is because …show more content…
It is the “anything goes” belief system and there is no evidence needed to affirm or deny the beliefs. This would make anything and everything ethical and moral. There are many flaws with their viewpoint because not every belief system can be truthful at the same time. Fideism also comes in different types; simple fideism is most often believed among the common people because they believe that faith is enough, and sophisticated fideism is when critical thinkers contact other philosophers and theologists and try to persuade them that faith takes precedence over philosophy and reason. No matter the stance that is taken, this position has many …show more content…
Fideist philosophers believe that faith is more important than evidence and this can not be applied very easily to political and ethical beliefs. An example would be some of our nation's citizens unquestionable belief in our current president. In many ways, this is morally wrong because it is killing people, Puerto Rico, and encouraging racism. This can also be applied to many ethical beliefs, such as Santa Clause. For an adult to unquestionable believe in Santa is fallacious. Fideism is not a moral standpoint to take on matters of political and ethical means. Critical thinking, not blind following, is needed for today’s society and if it is followed, it can be injurious to self and others.
Critical Rationalism is the belief that it is rational to affirm a belief system if a person can give cohesive evidence to support the truth in the belief. Like strong rationalism, there is a weaker version. This is that the belief can withstand critical inquiry. Also called ‘the middle ground’ critical rationalism realizes that there can not be absolute evidence for or against any belief system, so many practitioners of critical rationalism develop a cumulative

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