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Unformatted text preview: o Faith in general gives no better than 50% chance of truth Reply to 2: • We are epistemically permitted to believe in other minds without support Response: We do have support Hypothesize mind to explain S-R functions • Premise 2 seems to be true Reply to 1: Epistemic Permission Principle: • Nonepistemic consideration can trump epistemic considerations in belief E.g., faith in fidelity of your spouse • Faith is made permissible by relation with spouse Try: faith made permissible by relation with God • E.g., If a tiger is chasing you and you reach a chasm, you have no chance of jumping the chasm unless you believe • Faith is made permissible by necessity of faith for chance of success o Like the chasm • Faith is permissible overall if: a) Chance of God > 0 b) Value of relation to God high enough c) Disvalue of error low enough d) No convincing support for God not existing o Such as the Problem of Evil...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PHIL-P 100 taught by Professor Frederickschmitt during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.
- Spring '08