50 Years of Gettier: A New Direction in Religious Epistemology?

Ian Michael Church


In this paper, I lend credence to the move toward non-reductive religious epistemology by highlighting the systematic failings of Alvin Plantinga’s seminal, religious epistemology when it comes to surmounting the Gettier Problem.  Taking Plantinga’s account as archetypal, I argue that we have systematic reasons to believe that no reductive theory of knowledge (religious or otherwise) can viably surmount the Gettier Problem, that the future of religious epistemology lies in non-reductive models of knowledge. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12978/jat.2015-3.080013020707


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