Epistemology as a Matter of Evidence & Disagreement.


Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

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One naturalist writer by the name of Richard Feldman, a philosophy professor, dedicates a good chunk of his essay on the matter of evidence and whether or not people can disagree on the nature of the evidence and be rational in doing so (1). For example, he considered whether or not two individuals with roughly equal intelligence, reasoning abilities, and background information could come to different conclusions from the same data. Since Feldman is a naturalist the question of God’s existence would be quite central to this process as naturalism denies the existence of the supernatural and thus God. Can, for example, Feldman and, say, Tim McGrew (a Christian philosopher who has specialized in Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion) look at the same evidence for the existence of God and come to opposite conclusions? Yes, the can because they have in fact come to opposite conclusions. But Feldman answers that…

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