Science and the Ethics of Belief. An Examination of Philipse's Rule R

R. van Woudenberg, J Rothuizen- van der Steen

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Abstract

It has recently been argued that the following Rule should be part of any characterization of science: Claims concerning specific disputed facts should be endorsed only if they are sufficiently supported by the application of validated methods of research or discovery, and moreover that acceptance of this Rule should lead one to reject religious belief. This paper argues, first, that the Rule, as stated, should not be accepted as it suffers from a number of problems. And second, that even if the Rule were to be acceptable, it should not lead one to reject religious belief.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal for General Philosophy of Science
Early online date31 Aug 2015
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Aug 2015

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Science and the Ethics of Belief. An Examination of Philipse's Rule R. / van Woudenberg, R.; Rothuizen- van der Steen, J.

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