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Disagreement, Deference, and Religious Commitment

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2020.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Pittard, Disagreement, Deference, and Religious Commitment, Oxford University Press, 2020, 339pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190051815. Reviewed by Matthew A. Benton, Seattle Pacific University Philosophers working on the epistemology of disagreement have asked how one ought, if at all, to revise one's beliefs or credences when confronted with facts about others who disagree. For it can seem at first blush that the mere existence of disagreement, at least when it is with those who are roughly one's peers with respect to the evidence and arguments bearing on the issue in question, gives one a reason, perhaps even a very strong reason, to reduce one's confidence (as so-called "conciliationists" have argued). Given widespread (inter-religious) disagreement over the nature of the supernatural, the human condition, morality and spirituality, salvation and redemption, and so on, it looks as though most (if not all) religious worldviews cannot be true. And... Read More

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