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Faith and Philosophy

Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2001

Douglas V. Henry
Pages 75-92
DOI: 10.5840/faithphil200118114

DOES REASONABLE NONBELIEF EXIST?

J. L. Schellenberg’s Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason claims that the existence of reflective persons who long to solve the problem of God’s existence but cannot do so constitutes an evil rendering God’s existence improbable. In this essay, I present Schellenberg’s argument and argue that the kind of reasonable nonbelief Schellenberg needs for his argument to succeed is unlikely to exist. Since Schellenberg’s argument is an inductive-style version of the problem of evil, the empirical improbability of the premise I challenge renders the conclusions derived from it empirically improbable as well.

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