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Religious diversity and epistemic luck

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A familiar criticism of religious belief starts from the claim that a typical religious believer holds the particular religious beliefs she does just because she happened to be raised in a certain cultural setting rather than some other. This claim is commonly thought to have damaging epistemological consequences for religious beliefs, and one can find statements of an argument in this vicinity in the writings of John Stuart Mill and more recently Philip Kitcher, although the argument is seld...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11153-014-9452-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Subgroup:
Theology and Religion; Continuing Education - EQ Central
Oxford college:
Wycliffe Hall
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion Journal website
Volume:
76
Issue:
02
Pages:
171–191
Publication date:
2014-04-13
Acceptance date:
2014-04-04
DOI:
EISSN:
1572-8684
ISSN:
0020-7047
Pubs id:
pubs:1011029
URN:
uri:12e390ac-d49f-4a90-a4ee-6247f2d4b42a
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uuid:12e390ac-d49f-4a90-a4ee-6247f2d4b42a
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