Ayer (mystics)

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  • Created on: 11-06-13 15:07
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  • mystics
    • "beyond experience"
      • non-cognitive
        • Ayers Yellow Patch
          • I am seeing a yellow patch - meaningful-can test it
            • I am seeing a transcendent God - meaningless - cannot test it
              • Goes beyond claiming religious emotion to claim of knowledge of something existing outside himself - cannot have literal significance (be meaningingful)
          • I am seeing a transcendent God - meaningless - cannot test it
            • Goes beyond claiming religious emotion to claim of knowledge of something existing outside himself - cannot have literal significance (be meaningingful)
      • incoherent
        • William James: Noetic, Transient
          • non-cognitive
            • Ayers Yellow Patch
              • I am seeing a yellow patch - meaningful-can test it
          • Terrisa of Avila: it is impossible for me to doubt that I have been in God and he in me"
      • Intuition
        • Not sufficient evidence
          • Donovan /Owen
          • Untitled
      • The SENSE of something transcendent (emotive)
        • may indeed be real sensation
          • doesnt mean it exists in re
            • Ontological arguement
            • Russell / Coppleston debate
    • doesnt mean it exists in re
      • Ontological arguement
      • Russell / Coppleston debate

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