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32 Cards in this Set

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flaw in reasoning
monotheistic fallacy
to think that if three is a god, that he revealed himself to only one group of poeple and as a direct result, caused bloodshed and war
vested interest
someone's belief in something because of what they have to gain from that belief
what makes something what it is and not something else
ways of encountering the essence of something
use of logic and reasoning to explain and defend the belief in god
personal testimony to how God affected someone (NOT APOLOGETICS) (subjective)
the study of the validity of knowledge and opinions
religious subjectivism
Pocket Handbook...Kreeft...the incorrect assumption by people that "what is right for you may be wrong for me"...truth is not subjective
Meeting the Living God (Theology, Belief, Religion)
Theology - what you know about the God question.
Belief - what you accept of what you know about the god question.
Religion - what you do about what you know about the God question.
universal subjectivism
claims taht all truth is subjective, that is dependent upon the knower (PHCA)
primary reality
(truth) the way things are "independent of the knower and his consciousness"
secondary reality
"our interpretation of phenomenon" ---inside the mind- validated only by evidence found in primary reality.
only as good as the objective data that backs it up...AN IMPERFECT GRASP OF THE TRUTH...always biased because of vested interests and partial knowledge
objective truth
independent of the knower and his consciousness
subjective truth
dependent upon the knower (opinion)
the correspondence of what you know or say to what is
alternative theories of truth
pragmatic, empiricist, rationalist, coherent
Pragmatist Theory of Truth
truth is what works...what works is subjective, and therefore truth is not what works
empiricist theory of truth
truth is what we can is not empirical enough, we can't sense freedom but we know it exists
rationalist theory of truth
truth is what can be clearly and distinctly understood by reason...not all truth is perfectly clear, law of non-contradiction (something cannot be true and untrue at the exact same time)
Coherence Theory of Truth
truth is not a relationship of correspondence between an idea and its external object but the coherence of oneness or harmony among a set of ideas
left brained
leans toward logic, analysis
right brained
leans toward interpersonal, intuitive thought, emphasis on feeling and reaction
rational thought, logic, analysis, synthesis
5 Steps in the process of knowing
1. percieve
2. categorize
3. evaluate
4. express
5. critique
real knowledge
derived from life experiences, firsthand, experiential, certain (subjectively)
common sense - easily confused with opinion, sense of obviousness
firsthand observation - what we witness ourselves
notional knowledge
an idea or thought, what we know by concluding from evidence, reason, and authority...WHAT WE CONCLUDE
Three Types of Notional Knowledge
induction - walks fine line with stereotyping...many examples that form a generalization of that group
deduction - many generalizations that you apply to an example
analogy - describes the lesser known in terms of the better known
can be either expert or eyewitness personal
Greatest Enemy to the belief in God
Indifference - i dont care to question whether or not god exists
calculated risk, not a blind leap