Monday, March 12, 2012

First Principles

Interesting exchange in The Stone, with Alan Sokal suggesting that people of faith suffer not a dearth (as skepics contend) but an excess of epistemic principles.
The trouble is not that fundamentalist Christians reject our core epistemic principles; on the contrary, they accept them. The trouble is that they supplement the ordinary epistemic principles that we all adopt in everyday life — the ones that we would use, for instance, when serving on jury duty —  with additional principles like “This particular book always tells the infallible truth. 'via Blog this'
Sokal and Lynch on First Principles -

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