We noted previously that Bryan Frances has been working on a thorough and even-handed introduction to the problem of evil. The book (Gratuitous Suffering and the Problem of Evil, Routledge Press) is due to come out next month. Here's the link.
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) 'TBA'
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…
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.
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