The de jure objection against belief in miracles

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Miracles, De jure objections, Epistemic warrant, Religious epistemology, Alvin Plantinga

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Alvin Plantinga (1993a, 1993b, 2000) argues that de jure objections to theism depend on de facto objections: in order to say that belief in God is not warranted, one should first assume that this belief is false. Assuming Plantinga’s epistemology and his de facto/de jure distinction, In this essay, I argue that to show that belief in miracles is not warranted, one must suppose that belief in miracles is always false. Therefore, a person who holds a skeptical position regarding miracles must choose either to find evidence that all of the supposed miracles are false, or admit that one is assuming an areligious commitment as a starting point.

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Gesiel da Silva, University of Missouri

PhD student at the University of Missouri. Teaching Assistant at the University of Missouri: Columbia (USA).

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2022-04-05

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SILVA, G. da . The de jure objection against belief in miracles. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 44, n. 4, p. 434–452, 2022. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/manuscrito/article/view/8668931. Acesso em: 27 set. 2022.

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