Naturalistic Explanations of Theistic Beliefs

von Wachter, Daniel (0117) Naturalistic Explanations of Theistic Beliefs. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 9 (3). pp. 107-114.

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Branden Thornhill-Miller and Peter Millican as well as
Janusz Salomon put forward versions of supernaturalism
that avoid the existence of a religion which alone provides
the true revelation and the only way to salvation and which
teaches that God acted in this world. Their rejection of
revealed, exclusive religion is based on an argument from
religious diversity and an argument from natural explana-
tions of religious phenomena. These two together form the
‘common-core/diversity dilemma’. In this article I refute
these two arguments by arguing that explaining the origin
of belief in supernatural agents does not provide a reason
for not believing in the existence of supernatural agents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Religionsphilosophie, Religionskritik
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Daniel von Wachter
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 16:24
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2021 09:25

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