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An Islamic account of reformed epistemology
AuthorTurner, Jamie B.
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CitationTurner, J. B. (2021). An Islamic account of reformed epistemology. Philosophy East and West, 71(3), 767-792.
Reformed Epistemology (RE) is roughly “the thesis that religious belief can be rational without arguments.”1 To a large extent RE is centered upon a rejection of the evidentialist objection to theism. Let the evidentialist objection be the thesis that one can only hold proposition p, namely that God exists, justifiably if and only if one supplies evidence E in support of p. Assuming one does not have E, it follows that one would be unjustified in upholding p. Advocates of RE, against to this objection, hold that belief in God can be justified without recourse to propositional evidence. Alvin Plantinga, RE’s prime proponent, has argued on the basis of what he coins the AquinasCalvin (or A/C) model that theistic belief can be properly basic with respect to warrant...