Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

testimony, religious experience, credibility, gullibility, commitment, sincerity, assurance warrant, self-deception, rational ethos

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

Truly astonishing reports are an inveterate feature of the practice of making claims based on personal experience. In this paper, the author focuses on reports of apparent experiences of God in order to develop a proper understanding of the nature of such reports and to suggest a model of the strategies re-quired of those who wish to use them in arguments supporting truly astonishing existential claims.

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Credibility and commitment in the making of truly astonishing first-person reports

University of Windsor

Truly astonishing reports are an inveterate feature of the practice of making claims based on personal experience. In this paper, the author focuses on reports of apparent experiences of God in order to develop a proper understanding of the nature of such reports and to suggest a model of the strategies re-quired of those who wish to use them in arguments supporting truly astonishing existential claims.