David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Faith and Philosophy 4 (4):403-426 (1987)
The question is: how should a theist think of justification or positive epistemic status? The answer I suggest is: a belief B has positive epistemic status for S only if S’s faculties are functioning properly (i.e., functioning in the way God intended them to) in producing B, and only if S’s cognitive environment is sufficiently similar to the one for which her faculties are designed; and under those conditions the more firmly S is inclined to accept B, the more positive epistemic status it has for her. I conclude by making some qualifications and applications and exmaining some objections
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
James E. Taylor (1990). Epistemic Justification and Psychological Realism. Synthese 85 (2):199 - 230.
Similar books and articles
Alvin Plantinga (1987). Justification and Theism. Faith and Philosophy 4 (4):403-426.
Richard Swinburne (2001). Plantinga on Warrant. Religious Studies 37 (2):203-214.
James Beebe (2007). Reliabilism and Antirealist Theories of Truth. Erkenntnis 66 (3):375 - 391.
Richard Schantz (1999). The Role of Sensory Experience in Epistemic Justification: A Problem for Coherentism. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 50 (2-3):177-191.
Christopher R. Green (2007). Suing One's Sense Faculties for Fraud: 'Justifiable Reliance' in the Law as a Clue to Epistemic Justification. Philosophical Papers 36 (1):49-90.
Jeremy Fantl (2003). An Analysis of the a Priori and a Posteriori. Acta Analytica 18 (1-2):43-69.
Matthew Tedesco (2002). Theism, Naturalistic Evolution and the Probability of Reliable Cognitive Faculties. Philo 5 (2):235-241.
Hamid Vahid (2012). Burge on Perceptual Entitlement. Metaphilosophy 43 (3):187-203.
David Silver (2002). Religious Experience and the Evidential Argument From Evil. Religious Studies 38 (3):339-353.
D. Blake Roeber (2009). Does the Theist Have an Epistemic Advantage Over the Atheist? Journal of Philosophical Research 34:305-328.
Michael Czapkay Sudduth (1999). Can Religious Unbelief Be Proper Function Rational? Faith and Philosophy 16 (3):297-314.
Daniel M. Johnson (2011). Proper Function and Defeating Experiences. Synthese 182 (3):433-447.
Andrew Chignell (2007). Kant's Concepts of Justification. Noûs 41 (1):33–63.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads16 ( #216,155 of 1,790,533 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #270,682 of 1,790,533 )
How can I increase my downloads?