Epistemic Peer Conflict and Religious Belief: A Reply to Basinger

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David Basinger has defended his position on the epistemology of religious diversity against a critique I wrote of it in this journal. Basinger endorses the principle that in the face of pervasive epistemic peer conflict a person has a prima facie duty to try to adjudicate the conflict. He defends this position against my claim that religious belief can be non-culpably "rock bottom" and thus escape "Basinger's Rule." Here I show why Basinger's defense against my critique is not satisfactory, and I argue against accepting Basinger's Rule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalFaith and Philosophy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy


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