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Evolutionary debunking arguments against theism, reconsidered

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Evolutionary debunking arguments (EDAs) against religious beliefs move from the claim that religious beliefs are caused by off-track processes to the conclusion that said religious beliefs are unjustified and/or false. Prima facie, EDAs commit the genetic fallacy, unduly conflating the context of discovery and the context of justification. In this paper, we first consider whether EDAs necessarily commit the genetic fallacy, and if not, whether modified EDAs (e.g., those that posit falsehood-t...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11153-014-9461-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion Journal website
Volume:
76
Issue:
3
Pages:
243-258
Publication date:
2014-05-11
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EISSN:
1572-8684
ISSN:
0020-7047
Source identifiers:
527539
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pubs:527539
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uuid:3147e9ae-fcc3-4b71-ab65-1b9e19dd3923
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pubs:527539
Deposit date:
2015-06-19

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