Religious experience and the probability of theism: comments on Swinburne

Religious Studies 53 (3):353-370 (2017)
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Christoph Jäger
University of Innsbruck
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I discuss Richard Swinburne’s account of religious experience in his probabilistic case for theism. I argue, pace Swinburne, that even if cosmological considerations render theism not too improbable, religious experience does not render it more probable than not.
Keywords religious experience  principle of credulity  probabilistic arguments for theism  phenomenal conservatism  dogmatism  Bayesian argument against dogmatism
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412517000191
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