Public Lecture - Prof Duncan Pritchard

Date: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Location: 
Lecture Room - University of Oxford
Event type: 
Seminars

Upcoming Public Lecture by Professor Duncan Pritchard entitled "Wittgensteinian Quasi-Fideism".

Abstract: A moderate fideistic account of the epistemology of religious belief is offered, one that takes on board the account of the structure of reasons offered by Wittgenstein in On Certainty. Like standard forms of fideism, this position holds that the theist’s belief in God’s existence is lacking in rational support. Unlike standard forms of fideism, however, this position also holds that most religious beliefs can nonetheless enjoy rational support.