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Responses to Evidential Ambiguity: Isolationist and Reformed Epistemologies

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers whether fideism might be avoided through alternative approaches to the (assumed) evidential ambiguity of theism. Isolationist (Wittgensteinian) epistemology (often linked to ... More


Friendship and Relationship to Place

Mark R. Wynn

in Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with a brief biographical essay on the experience of place, which is designed to show that the themes treated more theoretically in later parts of the book can be grounded in ... More


Knowledge of Place

Mark R. Wynn

in Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter reviews some of the recent literature in philosophy of place. Drawing on authors such as Gaston Bachelard, Henri Lefebvre, Pierre Bourdieu, and David Seamon, the chapter deepens the ... More


Mysticism and Religious Experience

Jerome Gellman

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses (1) wide and narrow definitions of “mystical experience” and of “religious experience”; (2) categories and attributes of mystical experience; (3) perennialism vs. ... More


Arguments from Religious Experience

Caroline Franks Davis

in The Evidential Force of Religious Experience

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250012
eISBN:
9780191681233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250012.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses several ‘arguments from religious experience’ which have had wide appeal. Some of them were not originally intended as ‘arguments from religious experience’ in the full sense, ... More


The Gap Opens: Evolution and our Capacity for Moral Knowledge

Angus Ritchie

in From Morality to Metaphysics: The Theistic Implications of our Ethical Commitments

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652518
eISBN:
9780191745850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652518.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter makes a prima facie case for thinking all secular moral theories which are ‘sufficiently’ objectivist will also generate an ‘explanatory gap’. The chapter begins with a discussion of ... More


Experiential and Pragmatic Aspects of Religious Commitments

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter the character of religious experience is explored. Perceptual and non-perceptual kinds are distinguished, and both are shown to have possible confirmatory value for religious ... More


Truth in Jainism: Universal Foundation of Rights*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this essay, Badrinath points out the two different frameworks of perceiving man and the world: one is that of the modern Western political thought and the philosophy of law; and the other is that ... More


Dazzling Idols and Paintings

Shane Mackinlay

in Interpreting Excess: Jean-Luc Marion, Saturated Phenomena, and Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231089
eISBN:
9780823235292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231089.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The second division in Immanuel Kant's table of categories is quality, or intensive magnitude. Marion describes phenomena that are saturated according to quality as dazzling. ... More


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