Platonism and Anti-Realism

Recently, I’ve been listening to William Lane Craig’s Defenders lectures on Systematic Theology.  In these 3 consecutive sessions, he gets into some surprisingly sophisticated stuff.  It is not surprisingly sophisticated for Dr. Craig, but surprisingly sophisticated for a Sunday School class.  Interestingly, the class seems to be tracking with him […]

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 […]

Why We Shouldn’t Believe in God – Dr. Peter Millican

I just came across an interesting argument that Oxford Professor Peter Millican produced in a speech for the Oxford Union called God Does Not Exist.  He was saying that it may be that the universe has some non-physical cause, but if it did, this cause would probably be beyond our […]

0005 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Anaximander

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Anaximander (c. 610 – c. 546 BC) may have been a pupil of the great Thales of Miletus.  He lived in Miletus in Ionia which lies in modern day Turkey.  He has […]

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 […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 6 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Objection 6 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the infallibilist constraint on knowledge. If God immediately causes all human beliefs whatsoever, then he regularly causes millions of false […]

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