Chapter

. Theism and Inferring to the Best Explanation

Michael C. Banner

in The Justification of Science and the Rationality of Religious Belief

Published in print July 1992 | ISBN: 9780198240198
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240198.003.0006

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

. Theism and Inferring to the Best Explanation

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This chapter discusses the objections to the notion that this justificatory route might, in principle, be successful. There are two principal objections that are considered. The first objection is that theism could never qualify as an explanation. The second objection is that even if it is in principle possible that theism should satisfy the conditions necessary to qualify as an explanation, it could not demonstrate that it is the best explanation and worthy of the people's belief.

Keywords: objections; justificatory route; theism; belief

Chapter.  14058 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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