By James F. Harris
While Gene lengthy, editor of Kluwer's instruction manual of latest Philosophy of faith sequence, first invited me to write down the amount on Analytic Philosophy of faith, I accredited with nice enthusiasm. My simply reason for that enthusiasm now's that i used to be more youthful and extra naive on the time. quickly after beginning paintings at the quantity, my enthusiasm was once dampened by way of the daunting significance of the duty. i started as a sprinter and fast settled into the speed of a long-distance runner. even supposing I thought of myself good learn within the topic, I quickly came upon that I had loads of learn to do to be convinced that I had thought of all the significant contributions to a number of the discussions, matters, and of faith. As I learn a growing number of difficulties stumbled on inside analytic philosophy books and articles, i spotted that I had rushed right into a territory already good trodden through the angels. i'm tremendously inspired via the sophistication and subtlety of philosophical argument that symbolize the various debates in modern analytic philosophy of faith. This quantity covers an unlimited quantity of fabric. i've got endeavored to supply the fairest attainable examining of alternative authors, and, in situations the place I contain my very own serious reviews and increase my very own positions, i've got endeavored to supply the most powerful attainable interpretations of the positions I criticize.
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Belief in induction is one such belief. Belief in necessary connection is another. Such natural beliefs might certainly be theoretically open to falsification for Hume. We cannot properly claim to know natural beliefs either a priori or a posteriori, but this does not mean that evidence or reason are irrelevant to such beliefs. It is simply that the evidence never reaches the level where such beliefs are justified by the evidence. , p. 101. , pp. 100-101. , p. 103. 22 23 38 ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION world where the regUlarity and causal connections in this world were lacking, our natural beliefs may well change.
Whereas the strictly empirical language of the logical positivists with its verification criterion of meaning and its strict ontology of empirical facts left no room for meaningful claims about the existence of God, Wittgenstein's introduction of language-games appears to leave open both questions of meaning and ontology. According to the later Wittgenstein, we must first examine the particular language-game within which questions about the meaning of a particular claim or the existence of a particular object are raised and then address the questions within that language-game.
Unity,' 'simplicity,' and 'perfection' are qualifiers that serve a similar purpose. " When we add the condition of a total commitment, we have what Ramsey regards as a religious situation. ,,3! The objective reference is thus given in the moment of discernment, and we then invoke the use of models and qualifiers in order to try and construct ways of talking about the objective reference of our experience. RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES The models are supposed to anchor religious language empirically to allow us to talk meaningfully about the "objective reference" of our discernment experience, but how are we to select the appropriate models and qualifiers to capture the special features of the religious situation?
Analytic Philosophy of Religion (Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion) by James F. Harris