I. Religion & Virtue Theory > Christopher Bobier on "Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology and Divine Revelation"

Christopher Bobier has a paper in Philosophia 2013 that connects virtue=theoretic approaches in philosophy of religion to the debate between robust and anti-luck VE.

ABSTRACT. Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology (ALVE) states that for S to have knowledge, S must have a virtuously formed safe true belief. S’s belief that p is safe if, in most near-by possible worlds where S’s belief is formed in the same manner as in the actual world, S’s belief is true. S’s safe belief that p is virtuously formed if S’s safe belief is formed using reliable and well-integrated cognitive processes and it is to S’s credit that she formed the belief. In this paper, I offer a novel counterexample to ALVE. I offer a case where an individual forms a belief on the basis of divine revelation. Intuitively the person has knowledge, but ALVE predicts otherwise. The upshot is not only that we have a counter example to ALVE, but also, that ALVE may not serve the needs of an adequate religious epistemology.
April 7, 2014 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell