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Single Idea 23246

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 2. Intuition]

Full Idea

Faith is no knowledge, but a decision of the will to recognise the validity of knowledge.

Gist of Idea

Faith is not knowledge; it is a decision of the will


Johann Fichte (The Vocation of Man [1800], 3.I)

Book Reference

Fichte,Johann G.: 'The Vocation of Man', ed/tr. Preuss,Peter [Hackett 1987], p.71

A Reaction

What matters is the grounds for the decision. Mad conspiracy theories are decisions of the will which are false. Legitimate faith is an intuition of coherence which cannot be fully articulated.