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    STUDIA PHILOSOPHIA - Issue no. 2 / 2021  
         
  Article:   A PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH TO SKEPTICAL THEISM.

Authors:  STEVEN NEMES.
 
       
         
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DOI: 10.24193/subbphil.2021.2.05
Published Online: 2021-08-20
Published Print: 2021-08-30
pp. 103-126

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The purpose of the present essay is to present a version of the evidential argument from evil and to propose a skeptical theistic response from a phenomenological point of view. In a word, the problem with the evidential argument from evil is that it attempts to put forth as justified an interpretation of the moral significance of historical events which actually exceeds the limits of human knowledge and which is based on a misinterpretation of experience. The essay also corrects certain analytic-philosophical notions regarding the nature of appearance, terminating with a discussion of the familiar critiques of analytic skeptical theism and the question of whether the belief in the existence of God might not be affected by the apparent skepticism implied by the phenomenological approach to knowledge in general.

Keywords: existence of God, argument from evil, skeptical theism, phenomenology, analytic philosophy
 
         
     
         
         
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