A Comparative Doxastic-Practice Epistemology of Religious by Mark Owen Webb

By Mark Owen Webb

​This publication takes a theoretical firm in Christian philosophy of faith and applies it to Buddhism, hence protecting Buddhism and featuring it favorably compared. Chapters discover how the claims of either Christianity and Theravada Buddhism relaxation on people’s stories, so the query as to which claimants to spiritual wisdom are correct rests at the evidential worth of these reports. The e-book examines mysticism and how you can comprehend what is going on in non secular reviews, aiding us to appreciate if it is stable grounds for spiritual trust. the writer argues that spiritual language in either Christian and Buddhist traditions is intelligible as real discourse, and so experiences of mystical event are precise or fake. The publication contends that these stories could be fruitfully regarded as perceptual in variety and they are consequently sturdy prima facie grounds for non secular trust, within the absence of defeating stipulations. The paintings is going directly to discover Christian and Buddhist testimony and the way the chance of self-deception, self-delusion, imaginitive elaboration and so forth constitutes a defeating situation. it really is proven that this defeater has much less scope for operation within the Buddhist case than within the Christian case, and for that reason Theravada Buddhism is best grounded. This paintings will entice scholars and students of philosophy and philosophy of faith, and people attracted to the learn of non secular experience.

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The other was raised as, and remains, a devout Roman Catholic. They argue against each other’s views, but they’ve heard those arguments before, they’ve learned how to reply to them, and their opposed convictions consequently remain firm. Then each of them realizes that, had she been brought up where her sister was, and vice versa, then it is overwhelmingly likely that (as one of them expresses the realization) she would now be Roman Catholic and her sister would be Presbyterian. That realization might, and, I think, should, make it more difficult for the sisters to sustain their opposed religious convictions.

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