Introduction to Philosophy Class 2

Introduction to Philosophy Class 2 - Philosophy of Religion...

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Philosophy of Religion
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Belief in God In philosophy, we are interested in how to defend our beliefs.
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Belief in God In philosophy, we are interested in how to defend our beliefs. This begs the question of how to defend theism.
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Belief in God In philosophy, we are interested in how to defend our beliefs. This begs the question of how to defend theism. Two different styles of response on behalf of the theist:
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Belief in God In philosophy, we are interested in how to defend our beliefs. This begs the question of how to defend theism. Two different styles of response on behalf of the theist: 1. To give an argument for the existence of God.
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Belief in God In philosophy, we are interested in how to defend our beliefs. This begs the question of how to defend theism. Two different styles of response on behalf of the theist: 1. To give an argument for the existence of God. 2. To give some reason to think that religious belief is not subject to the kinds of evidential constraints that other beliefs are.
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Epistemic Reasons vs. Pragmatic Reasons A reason for doing something might be that it makes you feel good.
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Epistemic Reasons vs. Pragmatic Reasons A reason for doing something might be that it makes you feel good. That might also be a kind of reason for holding a particular belief.
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Epistemic Reasons vs. Pragmatic Reasons A reason for doing something might be that it makes you feel good. That might also be a kind of reason for holding a particular belief. But the fact that holding a belief makes you feel good isn’t a good epistemic reason for that belief.
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vs. Pragmatic Reasons A reason for doing something might be that it makes you feel good. That might also be a kind of reason for holding a particular belief. But the fact that holding a belief makes you feel good isn’t a good epistemic reason for that belief. An epistemic reason is a reason for thinking
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PHIL 104 taught by Professor Bunzl during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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