Faith and Philosophy 15 (3):253-270 (1998)

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David Reiter
Erskine College
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In this paper I explore and defend an interpretation of Calvin’s doctrine of the sense of divinity which implies the following claim: All sane cognizers know that God exists. I argue that externalism about knowledge comports well with claim CSD, and I explore various questions about the character of the theistic belief implied by CSD. For example, I argue that CSD implies that all sane cognizers possess functionally rational theistic belief. In the final sections of the paper, I respond to two main objections and argue that CSD is consistent with the existence of various kinds of atheists and agnostics.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI faithphil199815330
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