Limitations, Liabilities, and Melioration
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"When is belief responsible and when is it not? Complexities abound in this area of inquiry, but Frazier contends that an answer must attend to the history and the psychology of a belief. In addition, intellectual virtues must be front and center, according to his story. Ideas from Aristotle, Philo, Augustine, and Peirce loom large, as theology joins philosophy in the quest for explanation. Readers will find here an abundance of relevant ideas as they seek a responsible portrait of responsible belief.
--Paul K. Moser, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
"This scholarly work reflects the seasoning of a life formed in and devoted to the very things it commends. Arguing that modern epistemology, with its narrow focus on justification, is ill-equipped to mature people in responsible believing, Frazier taps the ancient greats to propose a wider account: Humans' natural inclination to truth, hampered by our prideful self-deception, may be wooed by the world's intimations of beauty, and restored through intellectual love and humility, and a spirituality of inquiry."
--Esther Lightcap Meek, Professor of Philosophy, Geneva College; author of Loving to Know: Introducing Covenant Epistemology and other books on knowing