Higher seminar in theoretical philosophy: Carl-Johan Palmqvist "A Pretending Faith"
Proponents of non-doxasticism tend to stress the similarity between non-doxastic and doxastic faith. I argue that there are crucial differences, and that a non-doxastic religious life is closer to fictionalism than commonly acknowledged. I argue that the non-doxasticist must make heavy use of imagination and pretence to be able to include such common phenomena as holiness or the love of God in her religiosity. Even more importantly, I argue that in order to live a satisfying and rationally consistent religious life, the non-doxasticist must supplement her faith with local fictionalism.