Skeptical Theism and the Creep Problem

Logos & Episteme, Vol. 10, pp. 349-362, 2019

14 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2020

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Brian Ribeiro

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Department of Philosophy & Religion

Scott F. Aikin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Skeptical theism is the view that human knowledge and understanding are severely limited, compared to that of the divine. The view is deployed as an undercutting defeater for evidential arguments from evil. However, skeptical theism has broader skeptical consequences than those for the argument from evil. The epistemic principles of this skeptical creep are identified and shown to be on the road to global skepticism.

Keywords: problem of evil, skeptical theism, total evidence skepticism, global skepticism

Suggested Citation

Ribeiro, Brian and F. Aikin, Scott, Skeptical Theism and the Creep Problem (2019). Logos & Episteme, Vol. 10, pp. 349-362, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3525735

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Scott F. Aikin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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