The larger world of philosophy of religion

If you look through the philosophy of religion literature, you will probably notice that most of the papers have to do with either classical theism or naturalism. With theism, more specifically, you'll notice that most of those papers are by Christian theists. But, I think there is a much larger world outside of theism vs. …

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A summary of the problems with the Kalam Cosmological Argument

The Kalam Cosmological Argument is as follows: 1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause 2. The universe began to exist 3. Therefore, the universe has a cause Problems with the Kalam Cosmological Argument: 1. It assumes the A-theory of time, which is not obviously true. In fact, it's very controversial. 2. It assumes that …

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THE PROBLEM OF DIVINE HIDDENNESS AND SKEPTICAL THEISM

Abstract: In this paper, I will first be explaining, in detail, J.L. Schellenberg's argument from divine hiddenness (also known as the argument from nonresistant nonbelief). Schellenberg's argument is commonly misunderstood, as such, I want to do the best I can in understanding his argument correctly, not only for my sake but for the sake of …

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THE PRINCIPLE OF CREDULITY AND A NEW PRINCIPLE OF CREDULITY

Abstract In this paper, I will be surveying the arguments against the "Principle of Credulity" relative to religious experience in order to see which appear to succeed and which fail. Religious experience is not the same as the principle of credulity; however, the principle of credulity is a large piece of evidence in favor of …

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ETHICAL THEORY: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MORAL GAP/DEMAND AND UTILITARIANISM

Ethical Theory is a subject that has had many debates and discussions, but it is also something that is seemingly very important to our ethical lives. In this paper, I want to do several things. First, I’m going to discuss two ideas from two philosophers respectively. The authors are Dr. Brink and Dr. Hare. Dr. …

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