Skepticism

Duncan Pritchard*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Our focus will be some prominent ways in which scholars have tried to motivate skepticism about the rationality of religious belief and in the process make a case for atheism. This will lead us in turn to consider how the putative flaws in these skeptical arguments might mitigate against the philosophical case for atheism. Finally, we will consider how fideistic and quasi-fideistic approaches to the epistemology of religious belief might be able to embody a certain kind of skepticism while nonetheless avoiding atheism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA companion to atheism and philosophy
EditorsGraham Oppy
PublisherWiley
Chapter19
Pages275-290
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781119119302
ISBN (Print)9781119119111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atheism
  • Epistemology
  • Fideism
  • Quasi-fideism
  • Rationality
  • Skepticism

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