Religious Skepticism

Paul K. Moser

in The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195183214
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 Religious Skepticism

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This article examines the philosophical validity of religious skepticism. The findings indicate that there is easily generalizable support for religious skepticism about the reality of God and that even if an individual were to lack adequate evidence for God's reality, this individual would have no ready way to generalize the truth of religious skepticism for people in general. It discusses volitional knowledge of God and argues that salient evidence of God's reality possessed by nonskeptics is not challenged at all by the fact that there is an individual (or even a group) lacking such evidence.

Keywords: religious skepticism; God; religion; volitional knowledge; salient evidence

Article.  12802 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Religion ; Epistemology

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