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<i>Consensus Gentium</i>: Reflections on the ‘Common Consent’ Argument for the Existence of God

Thomas Kelly

in Evidence and Religious Belief

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199603718
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729287 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603718.003.0009
Consensus Gentium: Reflections on the ‘Common Consent’ Argument for the Existence of God

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According to proponents of the Common Consent Argument for the Existence of God, the fact that theistic belief is widespread is itself evidence that God exists. This chapter examines what might be said for and against a relatively modest version of the argument. Some attention is also given to more general questions concerning the epistemic significance of consensus and ‘consensus gentium’ arguments.

Keywords: common consent; consensus gentium; God; evidence; consensus; arguments for God

Chapter.  12564 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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