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Response to Jim__ (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 08:32 PM

4. Plantinga doesn't argue that "true belief" is unlikely or impossible...

...only that, if there's any hope of such a thing, naturalistic evolution is unlikely to be compatible with the capability for "true belief" -- which I'd define in this context as a mental state corresponding with actual conditions in the real world.

If you entertain radical doubt about the human capacity to ever generate "true beliefs", however human mental faculties came to be, then you have to give up going any further with examining that argument at all, whether from a pro-naturalism or anti-naturalism standpoint, because with that kind of doubt as a starting premise you simply can't trust your mind to go any further.

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