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Evidentialism

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Lesson

Arguments for and against evidentialism.

Outline

Rationality of Belief in God

Part 1
 

I.  Evidentialism

A.  Introduction

1.  It is irrational to believe anything on insufficient evidence.

2.  W. K. Clifford

3.  Alvin Plantinga vs. Antony Flew

B.  Two Refutations of Evidentialism

1.  Logically Self-defeating

2.  It goes against many foundational beliefs.

a.  External World

b.  Other Minds

c.  Memories

C.  Christian Evidentialism

D.  Evidence

1.  Propositional

2.  Provided by Direct Experience

E.  Reformed Epistemology

1.  Belief-forming Dispositions

2.  Triggering Conditions