Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology

ISBN : 9780198798705

Matthew A. Benton; John Hawthorne; Dani Rabinowitz
384 ページ
156 x 234 mm

Recent decades have seen a fertile period of theorizing within mainstream epistemology which has led to new insights from social epistemology and formal epistemology about defeat, testimony, a priority, probability, and the nature of evidence. However, there has been surprisingly little infiltration of these new ideas into philosophy of religion and the epistemology of religious belief. Knowledge, Belief, and God incorporates these myriad new developments in mainstream epistemology, and extends these developments to questions and arguments in religious epistemology. The investigations proposed in this volume offer substantial new life, breadth, and sophistication to issues in the philosophy of religion and analytic theology. They pose original questions and shed new light on long-standing issues in religious epistemology; and these developments will in turn generate contributions to epistemology itself, since religious belief provides a vital testing ground for recent epistemo


Matthew A. Benton, John Hawthorne, and Dani Rabinowitz: Introduction; I. Historical; 1 Charity Anderson: Hume, Defeat, and Miracle Reports; 2 Richard Cross: Testimony, Error, and Reasonable Belief in Medieval Religious Epistemology; 3 Billy Dunaway: Duns Scotus' Epistemic Argument against Divine Illumination; 4 Dani Rabinowitz: Knowledge and the Cathartic Value of Repentance; II. Formal; 5 Isaac Choi: Infinite Cardinalities, Measuring Knowledge, and Probabilities in Fine-Tuning Arguments; 6 Hans Halvorson: A Theological Critique of the Fine-Tuning Argument; 7 John Hawthorne and Yoaav Isaacs: Fine-Tuning Fine-Tuning; 8 Roger White: Reasoning with Plenitude; III. Social; 9 Max Baker-Hytch: Testimony Amidst Diversity; 10 Rachel Elizabeth Fraser: Testimonial Pessimism; 11 Jennifer Lackey: Experts and Peer Disagreement; 12 Paulina Sliwa: Know How and Acts of Faith; IV. Rational; 13 Matthew A. Benton: Pragmatic Encroachment and Theistic Knowledge; 14 Keith DeRose: Delusions of Knowledge Concerning God's Existence: A Skeptical Look at Religious Experience; 15 Margot Strohminger and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri: Moderate Modal Skepticism; 16 Richard Swinburne: Phenomenal Conservatism and Religious Experience


Matthew A. Benton is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University. Prior to that he held postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Oxford. He earned his PhD in philosophy from Rutgers University.; John Hawthorne is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, and formerly Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford.; Dani Rabinowitz earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Oxford; he then held a Junior Research Fellowship at Somerville College, Oxford. He is currently a trainee solicitor with Clifford Chance LLP.