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Alston on Religious Experience

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780195128352
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195128354.003.0011
Alston on Religious Experience

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The analysis of perceptual religious experience proposed by William Alston does not undermine the case for the Critical Stance. On the contrary, religious diversity is a more serious problem for his doxastic practice epistemology than he recognizes. In general, the outputs of doxastic practices that are functioning in conditions of ambiguity, and in conditions in which there is disagreement, ought to be viewed with some suspicion, even by those who engage in the practices in question.

Keywords: Critical Stance; doxastic practice epistemology; perceptual religious experience

Chapter.  12560 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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