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Probability in the Philosophy of Religion
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Probability in the Philosophy of Religion

Jake Chandler and Victoria S. Harrison

Abstract

At a time in which probability theory is exerting an unprecedented influence on epistemology and philosophy of science, promising to deliver an exact and unified foundation for the philosophy of rational inference and decision-making, it is worth remembering that the philosophy of religion has long proven to be an extremely fertile ground for the application of probabilistic thinking to traditional epistemological debates. This book offers a representative sample of the work currently being carried out in this potentially rich field of inquiry. Grouped into five sections, the chapters span a b ... More

Keywords: argument from design, confirmation theory, disagreement, evidence, faith, fine-tuning, induction, miracles, Pascal’s wager, probability, problem of evil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604760.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jake Chandler, editor
University of Leuven

Victoria S. Harrison, editor
University of Glasgow