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Challenges to the argument from religious experience 4 - God on the Brain

God on the Brain – transcript

A BBC Horizon programme aired Thursday 17th April 2003 (transcript copied from here)

RUDI: I thought that I had died and I had gone to hell. 5,557 more words

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Challenges to the argument from religious experience 5 - natural explanations

Perhaps the key challenge to veracity of religious experience is the claim that that there are alternative explanations; that these are not supernatural experiences of God, but are natural explanations, the result of brain activity, such as temporal lobe epilepsy. 473 more words

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Challenges to the argument from religious experience 3 - more likely explanations

David Hume, an 18th century Scottish philosopher is one of the most influential empirical philosophers.  Empiricism is the idea that knowledge comes from experience, so for Hume, the only we can know something is through some form of experience.   598 more words

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Challenges to the argument from religious experience 2 - the finite and the infinite

The second challenge to the idea of religious experience concerns the idea of the finite experiencing the infinite.  How can finite beings such as humans, that is, limited beings, experience an infinite being such as God? 500 more words

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Challenges to the argument from religious experience 1 - the problem of verification

Cast your mind back to Swinburne’s ideas on the Principles of Credulity and Testimony.  In this, Swinburne argues that if an account or testimony is credible, then we ought to believe it, unless we have clear, positive reasons for not believing the testimony. 501 more words

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Challenges to the argument from religious experience

We have spent some time considering the argument from religious experience for the existence of God and we know that the key question in respect of this argument is, Are religious experiences really of God? 385 more words

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Supporting the argument from religious experience - part 4: the subjects' perspective

The argument from religious experience for the existence of God is an inductive argument, meaning if we are to be convinced by it, we need supporting evidence and reasons. 416 more words

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