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The Economics of Religious Belief

  • Russell Hardin
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    An economic theory of knowledge makes sense of much of the phenomenon of religious belief as merely a form of knowledge. Such a theory must, in general, address the incentives for and costs of coming to discover some bit of knowledge and with the happenstance availability of relevant knowledge in moments of decision. But it must also address the causing and maintaining of belief, especially the way incentives actually bring one to come to believe some range of knowledge, not merely the incentives for coming across the content of that knowledge.

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    Article provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.

    Volume (Year): 153 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 259-

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    Handle: RePEc:mhr:jinste:urn:sici:0932-4569(199703)153:1_259:teorb_2.0.tx_2-6
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