Response to Churchland

Philo 13 (2):201-207 (2010)
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Aaron Segal
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Abstract
Paul Churchland argues that Plantinga’s evolutionary argument against naturalism is unsuccessful and so we need not accept its conclusion. In this paper, we respond to Churchland’s argument. After we briefly recapitulate Plantinga’s argument and state Churchland’s argument, we offer three objections to Churchland’s argument: (1) its first premise has little to recommend it, (2) its second premise is false, and (3) its conclusion is consistent with, and indeed entails, the conclusion of Plantinga’s argument
Keywords Philosophy and Religion
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ISBN(s) 1098-3570
DOI 10.5840/philo20101326
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