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Mill's argument against religious knowledge

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In On Liberty, Mill says that 'the same causes which make ... [a person] a Churchman in London, would have made him a Buddhist or a Confucian in Pekin.' Despite Mill's not having drawn it out, there is an argument implicit in his comments that is germane to both externalist and internalist understandings of the epistemic justification of religious beliefs, even though some of these understandings would not wish to use the term 'epistemic justification&a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Author's Original

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10.1017/S0034412509990047

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Religious Studies Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
4
Pages:
417-434
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-901X
ISSN:
0034-4125
URN:
uuid:efeee26b-a02c-43b3-8c62-364429b30c66
Local pid:
ora:2556

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