Pragmatic Encroachment, Religious Belief, and Practice

2014.03.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aaron Rizzieri, Pragmatic Encroachment, Religious Belief, and Practice, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, 167pp, $95.00 (hbk),
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2014.03.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aaron Rizzieri, Pragmatic Encroachment, Religious Belief, and Practice, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, 167pp, $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137009401. Reviewed by Justin P. McBrayer, Fort Lewis College Suppose you and your spouse pack up the car and leave for a vacation. On your way out of the driveway, you have the following conversation: Spouse: Did you remember to turn the stove off after breakfast? You: Yes. Spouse: You know you forgot to turn it off the other day. If we leave it on over our vacation, our house will burn down. You: You’re right. I’d better go back and check. Epistemically speaking, what happened in this scenario? One plausible analysis is as follows. Under ordinary circumstances, you know claims like ‘my stove is turned off’. But it would make little sense to go back to the house to verify something that you... Read More

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