Most Peers Don’t Believe It, Hence It Is Probably False

R. van Woudenberg, H.M.R.A. van Eyghen

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Rob Lovering has recently argued that since theists have been unable, by means of philosophical arguments, to convince 85 percent of professional philosophers that God exists, at least one of their defining beliefs must be either false or meaningless. This paper is a critical examination of his argument. First we present Lovering's argument and point out its salient features. Next we explain why the argument's conclusion is entirely acceptable for theists, even if, as we show, there are multiple problems with the premises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-112
Number of pages26
JournalEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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