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Comparative Doxastic-Practice Epistemology of Religious Experience.

By: Webb, Mark Owen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014Description: 1 online resource (72 p.).ISBN: 9783319094564.Subject(s): Belief and doubt | Experience (Religion) | Philosophy and religion | Religion -- PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Comparative Doxastic-Practice Epistemology of Religious ExperienceDDC classification: 204.2 LOC classification: BR110Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""1 The Diversity Problem""; ""Abstract ""; ""Terminological Aside""; ""References""; ""2 The Cognitivity of Religious Language""; ""Abstract ""; ""Meaningfulness""; ""Truth-Aptness""; ""Conclusion""; ""References""; ""3 Religious Experience as Perceptual""; ""Abstract ""; ""Experiences with Perception-Like Features""; ""Jewish, Christian, and Islamic""; ""Buddhist""; ""Objections to Perceptual Understanding""; ""Hobbes�s Objection and Naturalistic Explanation""; ""The Limitlessness Problem""; ""Conclusion""; ""References""
""4 The Justificatory Force of Religious Experience""""Abstract ""; ""Purported Defeaters to the Justification of Perception""; ""Plantinga and the De Jure Question""; ""Alston and Doxastic-Practice Coherentism""; ""Perceptual Error and Psychology""; ""Conclusion""; ""References""; ""5 Buddhist Testimony and Christian Testimony""; ""Abstract ""; ""Testimonial Justification""; ""Application to the Religious Case""; ""What About Differences Among Practices?""; ""References""; ""Author Index""
Summary: ?This book takes a theoretical enterprise in Christian philosophy of religion and applies it to Buddhism, thus defending Buddhism and presenting it favorably in comparison. Chapters explore how the claims of both Christianity and Theravada Buddhism rest on people's experiences, so the question as to which claimants to religious knowledge are right rests on the evidential value of those experiences. The book examines mysticism and ways to understand what goes on in religious experiences, helping us to understand whether it is good grounds for religious belief. ? The author argues that religious
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""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""1 The Diversity Problem""; ""Abstract ""; ""Terminological Aside""; ""References""; ""2 The Cognitivity of Religious Language""; ""Abstract ""; ""Meaningfulness""; ""Truth-Aptness""; ""Conclusion""; ""References""; ""3 Religious Experience as Perceptual""; ""Abstract ""; ""Experiences with Perception-Like Features""; ""Jewish, Christian, and Islamic""; ""Buddhist""; ""Objections to Perceptual Understanding""; ""Hobbes�s Objection and Naturalistic Explanation""; ""The Limitlessness Problem""; ""Conclusion""; ""References""

""4 The Justificatory Force of Religious Experience""""Abstract ""; ""Purported Defeaters to the Justification of Perception""; ""Plantinga and the De Jure Question""; ""Alston and Doxastic-Practice Coherentism""; ""Perceptual Error and Psychology""; ""Conclusion""; ""References""; ""5 Buddhist Testimony and Christian Testimony""; ""Abstract ""; ""Testimonial Justification""; ""Application to the Religious Case""; ""What About Differences Among Practices?""; ""References""; ""Author Index""

?This book takes a theoretical enterprise in Christian philosophy of religion and applies it to Buddhism, thus defending Buddhism and presenting it favorably in comparison. Chapters explore how the claims of both Christianity and Theravada Buddhism rest on people's experiences, so the question as to which claimants to religious knowledge are right rests on the evidential value of those experiences. The book examines mysticism and ways to understand what goes on in religious experiences, helping us to understand whether it is good grounds for religious belief. ? The author argues that religious

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Mark Owen Webb is Professor of Philosophy and the chairman of the Philosophy Department at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Syracuse University in 1991, and a postgraduate diploma in Buddhist Studies from Sunderland University in 2006. Professor Webb is a specialist in philosophy of religion whose articles have appeared in The Journal of Philosophy, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and Religious Studies, among others. His current research is in the epistemology of religious experience, taking into account the individual characteristics of the various religions of the world, and Buddhism in particular. The goal of the research is to understand how, if at all, religious experience can be good evidence for religious belief.

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