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Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Jeff Jordan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What if there is no strong evidence that God exists? Is belief in God when faced with a lack of evidence illegitimate and improper? Evidentialism answers yes. According to Evidentialism, it is ... More


The Ethics of Belief

Jeff Jordan

in Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Is belief in God when faced with a lack of evidence improper? Evidentialism answers yes. According to Evidentialism, it is impermissible to believe any proposition lacking adequate evidence. ... More


Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Jeff Jordan

in Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

One might argue that the absence of strong evidence in support of theism is itself strong evidence in support of atheism. This is what is known as the argument from Divine Hiddenness. A Pascalian has ... More


The Jamesian Pragmatic Method in the Philosophy of Religion

Sami Pihlström

in Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251582
eISBN:
9780823252763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251582.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter returns to James’s pragmatist philosophy of religion, with special emphasis on its connections with his moral philosophy and the ethical grounding of metaphysics available in Jamesian ... More


Epistemology and the Hypertime Hypothesis

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A local skepticism can be articulated along four dimensions—a class of propositions, an epistemic property, a collection of subjects, and a modality. This chapter defends one such local ... More


Rational Disagreement

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in Rationality and Reflection: How to Think About What to Think

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716419
eISBN:
9780191785054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716419.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The formal structure of a theory of rationality presented in Chapter Two has implications for the topic of rational disagreement. Mollificationists argue that disagreement tends to require a change ... More


Perspectivalism and Optionalism

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in Rationality and Reflection: How to Think About What to Think

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716419
eISBN:
9780191785054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716419.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter further explains and defends this view of epistemic rationality, termed Perspectivalism. The name derives from a fundamental platitude in the theory of rationality, to the effect that ... More


Evidentialism, Reliabilism, Evidentialist Reliabilism?

Juan Comesaña

in Being Rational and Being Right

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198847717
eISBN:
9780191882388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847717.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Experientialism is compared and contrasted with Evidentialism, Reliabilism, and Evidentialist Reliabilism. The generality problem for Reliabilism is discussed, as well as the issue of how to measure ... More


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