One of the weakest and most common arguments encountered, the argument from personal experience comes to us in many forms. Near death experiences, “feeling that there’s something more,” feeling god in worship or prayer, “just knowing,” and dozens of other commonplace mantras from believers all employ the argument from personal experience. Recognizing this kind of reasoning in the wild is extremely useful to nonbelievers.
I recorded parts of this when I was a little under the weather so I apologize for the intermittent frog in my throat.
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Epistemology [Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Epistemology of Religion [Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Reformed Epistemology [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Elizabeth Loftus — False Memories [YouTube]
Sean Carroll — Bayes and other subjects [YouTube]
Steven Pinker — Epistemology [YouTube]
William “in my heart” Craig [YouTube]
Sam Harris and David Wolpe — Elvis [YouTube]
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