Jonathan Rutledge
University of St. Andrews
In this paper, I argue that no strong doctrine of the Fall can undermine the propriety of epistemic self-trust. My argument proceeds by introducing a common type of philosophical methodology, known as reflective equilibrium. After a brief exposition of the method, I introduce a puzzle for someone engaged in the project of self-reflection after gaining a reason to distrust their epistemic selves on the basis of a construal of a doctrine of the Fall. I close by introducing the worry as a formal argument and demonstrate the self-undermining nature of such an argument.
Keywords Analytic Theology  Epistemic Self-Trust  the Fall  Original Sin  Epistemic Rationality
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DOI 10.14428/thl.v0i0.1303
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