PERCEIVING GOD?: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF WILLIAM ALSTON'S REFORMED EPISTEMOLOGY

Deane-Peter Baker

Abstract


This paper offers an analysis of William Alston's contribution to the Reformed epistemology movement, which holds as its central claimthe idea that belief in God can, under the appropriate circumstances, be properly basic. In particular this paper addresses Alston's arguments for his claim that belief in God is a form of, or closely analogous to, perception. The paper begins by setting out Alyson's theory, before articulating the main lines of objection that have been raised against Alston's arguments.

Keywords


Reformed epistemology; De jure objection to religious belief; Religious experience, Sense perception, Ethics of belief

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/94-0-1442

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