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Caroline Franks Davis. This book provides an assessment of the value of religious experiences as evidence for religious beliefs. The book examines several arguments from religious experience and, using contemporary and classic sources from the world religions, gives an account of.
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This study examines the nature of religious experiences and whether they can be used as evidence for religious beliefs.

The Evidential Force of Religious Experience

Davis discusses the important philosophical issues raised by religious experience, such as the role of models and metaphors in descriptions of religious experience, and the way experiences in general are used as evidence for claims about the world. Using contemporary and classic sources from the world religions, she gives an account of different types of religious experience and, drawing extensively on psychological and sociological as well as philosophical literature, deals with skeptical challenges about religious experiences.

Arguments from Religious Experience IV. A Cumulative Case V.

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Challenges to Religious Experience VI. Experience and Interpretation VII. The Reductionist Challenge IX. Not only does it give a complete catalog of the various types of religious experiences, but it also gives a complete catalog of the various arguments from religious experience and the objections that can be made thereto. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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  7. In fact, the majority of the people who inhabit the building affirm this is the case, though you often hear them bickering in the common area about exactly what the mysterious denizen of the apartment is like. Occasionally one of the residents of the building corners you in the la Imagine you live in an apartment building, The corner apartment next to you is, as far as you know, empty. Occasionally one of the residents of the building corners you in the laundry room and assaults you with a barrage of arguments designed to prove to you incontrovertibly the room is inhabited.

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    Once an old and yellowed slip of paper fell through the mail slot asserting quite forceably that the room is inhabited. Another time when you were leaving for work you noticed a discarded chocolate bar wrapper outside that apartment door and speculated briefly whether someone had come and gone. But you were never quite sure.

    And then one day it happened. On your way home from work you almost ran into the apartment dweller as he was rushing out the door. Inferred reality had become actual reality. Gaskin - - Philosophical Books 32 2: Douglas Chismar - - Faith and Philosophy 11 1: Devine - - Review of Metaphysics 44 2: Neuroscience and the Evidential Force of Religious Experience. Travis Dumsday - - Philosophia Christi 10 1: Caroline Franks Davis - - Religious Studies 22 1: Religious Experience as an Observational Epistemic Practice.

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