In Defence of a Weak Scepticism
This book in the epistemology of religion discusses a wide spectrum of sources in analytic, scholastic and apologetic philosophy and theology in order to argue non-deductively for the following thesis: Apart from religious experience, it cannot be evident (in a defined sense of psychological impossibility) that the Trinity doctrine is logically possible. Hence, this conclusion is drawn deductively: Apart from religious experience, it cannot be evident that Christianity or the Trinity doctrine have non-minimal logical probability. As the author points out, however, they still may be justified, well-argued, plausibly logically probable, and probable in other than the logical sense. The book will be of interest to philosophers of religion, analytic theologians, and researchers in analytic scholasticism.
KEYWORDS: evidentness; logical probability; logical possibility; analyticity; psychological possibility; Trinity
About the Author
Vlastimil Vohánka is a postdoctoral fellow at Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic), Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Department of Philosophy and Patrology. His research ranges over modal, moral, and religious epistemology. He has published in Studia Neoaristotelica and in Czech journals of philosophy, theology, and religious studies.