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.
|Title of host publication||A companion to atheism and philosophy|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2019|