A Comparative Doxastic-Practice Epistemology of Religious by Mark Owen Webb

By Mark Owen Webb

​This e-book takes a theoretical firm in Christian philosophy of faith and applies it to Buddhism, therefore protecting Buddhism and offering it favorably compared. Chapters discover how the claims of either Christianity and Theravada Buddhism relaxation on people’s reviews, so the query as to which claimants to spiritual wisdom are correct rests at the evidential price of these studies. The ebook examines mysticism and how one can comprehend what is going on in non secular reviews, supporting us to appreciate if it is sturdy grounds for non secular trust. the writer argues that non secular language in either Christian and Buddhist traditions is intelligible as authentic discourse, and so studies of mystical event are actual or fake. The booklet contends that these studies could be fruitfully considered perceptual in sort and they are for that reason reliable prima facie grounds for spiritual trust, within the absence of defeating stipulations. The paintings is going directly to discover Christian and Buddhist testimony and the way the chance of self-deception, self-delusion, resourceful elaboration and so on constitutes a defeating . it's proven that this defeater has much less scope for operation within the Buddhist case than within the Christian case, and hence Theravada Buddhism is healthier grounded. This paintings will attract scholars and students of philosophy and philosophy of faith, and people attracted to the research of non secular experience.

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