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Some Difficulties for the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives
P. Kyle Stanford defends the problem of unconceived alternatives, which maintains that scientists are unlikely to conceive of all the scientifically plausible alternatives to the theories theyExpand
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Global and Local Pessimistic Meta-inductions
The global pessimistic meta-induction argues from the falsity of scientific theories accepted in the past to the likely falsity of currently accepted scientific theories. I contend that this argumentExpand
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The Incompatibility Problem and Religious Pluralism Beyond Hick
Religious pluralism is the view that more than one religion is correct, and that no religion enjoys a special status in relation to the ultimate. Yet the world religions appear to be incompatible.Expand
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Unconceived alternatives and the cathedral problem
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We do not currently have evidence for or against the existence of plausible unconceived alternatives to our best theories about fundamental domains of nature, but that in the future we may come to have evidence in the long run of science. Expand
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11. Reliabilism and Inference to the Best Explanation
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Copernican Reasoning About Intelligent Extraterrestrials: A Reply to Simpson
Copernican reasoning involves considering ourselves, in the absence of other information, to be randomly selected members of a reference class. Consider the reference class intelligentobservers. IfExpand
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The Equal Weight Argument Against Religious Exclusivism
In the last decade, analytic epistemologists have engaged in a lively debate about Equal Weight, the claim that you should give the credences of epistemic peers the same consideration as your ownExpand