Outline Two puzzles about testimony and religious knowledge



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Testimony and Religious Belief

John Greco

Saint Louis University

Outline


  1. Two puzzles about testimony and religious knowledge.




  1. A related puzzle in the epistemology of testimony.




  1. Some proposals for solving the more general problem. One proposal defended.




  1. The solution applied to religious belief.




    1. Two puzzles about testimony and religious knowledge.



A working assumption.
Testimonial religious knowledge is possible, and even widespread. In fact, in many (perhaps typical) cases, religious knowledge is testimonial knowledge in the following sense: to a significant extent, the positive epistemic status of religious knowledge depends on testimony as its source.




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