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Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Trent Dougherty and Justin P. McBrayer (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Given that we meet evils in every quarter of the world, could it be governed by an all-good and all-powerful deity? Some philosophers say no and claim that the problem of evil is good evidence for ... More


Confirmation Theory and the Core of CORNEA

Paul Draper

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Long before skeptical theism was called “skeptical theism,” Stephen Wykstra defended a version of it based on an epistemological principle he called CORNEA. In this chapter, elementary confirmation ... More


Skeptical Theism, Abductive Atheology, and Theory Versioning*

Timothy Perrine and Stephen J. Wykstra

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

What is called “the evidential argument from evil” is not one argument but a family of them, originating (perhaps) in the 1979 formulation of William Rowe. Wykstra’s early versions of skeptical ... More


Meet the New Skeptical Theism, Same as the Old Skeptical Theism

Paul Draper

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 11 attempted to retool Stephen J. Wykstra’s brand of skeptical theism so that it is effective against abductive or “Humean” arguments from evil. The result is a radically new form of ... More


Some Considerations Concerning CORNEA, Global Skepticism, and Trust

Kenneth Boyce

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Skeptical theists have been charged with being committed to global skepticism. This chapter considers this objection as it applies to a common variety of skeptical theism based on an epistemological ... More


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