Faith and Philosophy

Volume 25, Issue 2, April 2008

Trent Dougherty
Pages 172-176


The thesis of this short paper is that skeptical theism does not look very plausible from the perspective of a common sense epistemology. A corollary of this is that anyone who finds common sense epistemology plausible and is attracted to skeptical theism has some work to do to show that they can form a plausible whole. The dialectical situation is that to the degree that this argument is a strong one, to that same degree (at least) the theorist who would like to combine common sense epistemology with skeptical theism has some work to do.