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Announcements and Such • Three songs: “Loud Pipes”, “Nostrand”, and “Spanish Armada” by Ratatat • Today: the epistemology of religion • Next time: skepticism (finally!) • Recommendation: to get your intuitions flowing, watch The Matrix or Waking Life Kinds of Belief I • We’ve spent a lot of time in this course talking about different sources of belief, and different ways in which a beliefs can be justified • This suggests a way of dividing beliefs into kinds: perceptual vs. memorial vs. testimonial vs. inferential, deductive vs. inductive, etc. • But we can also divide beliefs up by their subject matter Kinds of Belief II • Thus we can distinguish between scientific, moral, and religious beliefs • We can also contrast these with our beliefs about more ordinary matters, such as those about nearby objects and events • We’ve been thinking about the source and nature of justification and knowledge (mostly) in terms of ordinary beliefs —there is a very good reason for this Kinds of Belief III • When it comes to scientific, moral, and religious beliefs, people tend to have VERY STRONG FEELINGS • What’s interesting is that when one evaluates scientific, moral, and religious beliefs according to the standards for justification and knowledge established by thinking about ordinary cases, some very surprising conclusions seem to follow
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Kinds of Belief IV • As we’ve seen, it is hard to believe that we have any scientific knowledge at all in the sense that we take our selves to have knowledge about the objects we perceive around us • Likewise, there are at least some very compelling arguments for the claim that we
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course PHIL 122 taught by Professor Fitelson during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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