Scripturalism and the Gettier Problem

By Doug Douma and Luke Miner   So the story goes, epistemologists had long held knowledge to be justified true belief (JTB). (A story to be doubted according to Alvin Plantinga.) (That Clark held to JTB rather than just “true belief” (TB) Doug has argued in Gordon Clark’s Theory of […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response – Part 8 of 10

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6.Part7 The Objection Scripturalists cannot show how a Christian worldview solves various philosophical and ethical problems raised for non-Christian worldviews. a) For instance, the law of non-contradiction (that A is not non-A) is a perfectly general law nowhere contained in […]

Alvin Goldman On Reformed Epistemology

For epistemology enthusiasts who also follow Alvin Plantinga and Reformed Epistemology.  Alvin Goldman argues against reformed epistemology and is rebutted by Michael Antony.  Discussion ensues afterward. God and Cognitive Science – Alvin Goldman    

What Kind of Internalist Are You?

A simplified definition of internalism[1] is this:  an internalist believes that a person must be aware of his justification for P in order for his belief in P to be justified.  I believe this is the simplest definition of internalism that most internalists would use.  However, this is not the […]

Short Note on Scripturalism, Foundationalism, Externalism, and Internalism

Cjay and I have been discussing where Scripturalism fits within today’s epistemological framework.  It can be difficult to sort through modern terminology such as:  foundationalism, externalism, internalism, etc. and to understand the subtleties within each.  It can also be challenging to correctly fit Scripturism into these categories because they were […]

Why Study Alvin Plantinga and Reformed Epistemology?

Reformed Epistemology (RE) is not exactly like the Scripturalist epistemology in that Scripturalism takes known propositions to be those propositions which are revealed by the Holy Spirit to the believer’s mind, and those propositions which are validly deduced from them.  Moreover, for the Scripturalist, these propositions are believed as an […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 7 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6. Objection 7 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the internalist constraint on knowledge. If someone (including the non-Christian) has knowledge simply in virtue of God producing a […]

Parmenides and a Definition of Truth

In Plato’s writing, Parmenides, Socrates paid a visit to Parmenides and Zeno.  As Zeno was explaining Parmenides’ views to some listeners, Socrates spoke up and presented an alternative to Parmenides’ theory.  Old Parmenides was impressed by Socrates when he came out and listened so he questioned Socrates until Socrates was […]

Aristotle’s Theory of Predication

In ancient Greece, the arguments of Parmenides of Elea exposed the need for a theory of predication.  Aristotle supplied a controversial but generally robust theory in which he believed he escaped the counterintuitive conclusions of Parmenides.  I found a very good treatment of this theory in Predication, Homonym, and the […]

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