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ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshop on Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment

Workshop on Religious Epistemology, Contextualism,
and Pragmatic EncroachmentOxford University, 13 & 14 March 2013  Speakers: Charity Anderson (Oxford) & John Hawthorne (Oxford)
'Knowledge, Practical Adequacy, and Stakes'

Jeremy Fantl (Calgary) & Matthew McGrath (Missouri)

Matthew Benton (Oxford)
'Pragmatic Encroachment and Theistic Knowledge'

Michael Pace (Chapman)
'Pragmatic Encroachment and the Nature of Faith'

Tim Pickavance (Biola) & Daniel Eaton (Texas)
'Wagering on Pragmatic Encroachment'

Stephen R. Ogden (Yale)
'A Contextualist Look at Skeptical Theism'

Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern) will be a commenter. Registration is free, but space is limited so we kindly request that those who register commit to attending all of the sessions. Please note that the format of the workshop is pre-read. Thus, it is anticipated that attendees read the papers prior to the session. Please email Giorgia Carta (giorgia.carta@philosophy…

New Survey/Overview Article on the Problem of Religious Diversity

Dastmalchian, Amir. "The Epistemology of Religious Diversity in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion", Philosophy Compass 8:3 (Feb 2013), 298-308.

Abstract: Religious diversity is a key topic in contemporary philosophy of religion. One way religious diversity has been of interest to philosophers is in the epistemological questions it gives rise to. In other words, religious diversity has been seen to pose a challenge for religious belief. In this study four approaches to dealing with this challenge are discussed. These approaches correspond to four well-known philosophers of religion, namely, Richard Swinburne, Alvin Plantinga, William Alston, and John Hick. The study is concluded by suggesting four factors which shape one’s response to the challenge religious diversity poses to religious belief.

And if it should find its way into my inbox, I wouldn't mind in the least.

UPDATE: thanks!