David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 47 (3):129-140 (2000)
There are parallels between certain responses to local epistemological scepticism about religious belief and an influential reply to radical epistemological scepticism. What ties both accounts together is that they utilise, either implicitly or explicitly, a “hinge” proposition thesis which maintains that the pivotal beliefs in question are immune to sceptical attack even though they lack sufficient epistemic grounds. It is argued that just as this strategy lacks any anti-sceptical efficacy in the context of the radical sceptical debate, so it offers no defence against a localised scepticism regarding religious belief either. What the defender of religious belief should do, it is claimed, is re-examine the manner in which a commitment to the doctrine of epistemological internalism underlies the sceptical attack.
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Derek A. McDougall (1972). Religious Belief and Philosophical Analysis. Mind 81 (324):519-532.
Mikael Stenmark (1998). The End of the Theism–Atheism Debate? A Response to Vincent Brümmer. Religious Studies 34 (3):261-280.
Erik J. Wielenberg (2010). Sceptical Theism and Divine Lies. Religious Studies 46 (4):509-523.
Duncan Pritchard (2008). Radical Scepticism, Epistemic Luck, and Epistemic Value. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 82 (1):19-41.
Louis Pojman (forthcoming). Faith, Hope and Doubt. Philosophy of Religion.
J. J. MacIntosh (1994). Belief-in Revisited: A Reply to Williams. Religious Studies 30 (4):487 - 503.
Duncan Pritchard (2002). Radical Scepticism, Epistemological Externalism, and Closure. Theoria 68 (2):129-161.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads38 ( #51,712 of 1,413,394 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #67,314 of 1,413,394 )
How can I increase my downloads?