TITLE

Warranted Neo-Confucian belief: Religious pluralism and the affections in the epistemologies of Wang Yangming (1472�1529) and Alvin Plantinga

AUTHOR(S)
Tien, David W.
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion;Feb2004, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article, I argue that Wang Yangming's Neo-Confucian religious beliefs can be warranted, and that the rationality of his religious beliefs constitutes a significant defeater for the rationality of Christian belief on Alvin Plantinga's theory of warrant. I also question whether the notion of warrant as proper function can adequately account for theories of religious knowledge in which the affections play an integral role. I demonstrate how a consideration of Wang's epistemology reveals a difficulty for Plantinga's defense of the rationality of Christian belief and highlights a limitation of Plantinga's current conception of warrant as proper function.
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16823601

 

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