Challenges to religious experience: further debates

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  • Created on: 30-05-18 19:25

Vienna Circle - religious experiences are meaningless

  • Any claim by a religious believer about a mystical experience may seem to be an ordinary claim about their perception of the state of reality, but as their claim lacks any empirical evidence to support it, and such experiences are neither analytic a priori or synthetic a posteriori, they are considered to be meaningless by logical positivists

Anthony Flew's falsification principle

  • Propositions could be made meaningful if there was evidence to count against them
  • Flew used John Wisdom's parable of the gardener to support his…


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