A Refutation of Skeptical Theism View Full Text


Ontology type: schema:ScholarlyArticle     


Article Info

DATE

2013-09

AUTHORS

David Kyle Johnson

ABSTRACT

Skeptical theists argue that no seemingly unjustified evil (SUE) could ever lower the probability of God's existence at all. Why? Because God might have justifying reasons for allowing such evils (JuffREs) that are undetectable. However, skeptical theists are unclear regarding whether or not God's existence is relevant to the existence of JuffREs, and whether or not God's existence is relevant to their detectability. But I will argue that, no matter how the skeptical theist answers these questions, it is undeniable that the skeptical theist is wrong; SUEs lower the probability of God's existence. To establish this, I will consider the four scenarios regarding the relevance of God's existence to the existence and detectability of JuffREs, and show that in each—after we establish our initial probabilities, and then update them given the evidence of a SUE—the probability of God's existence drops. More... »

PAGES

425-445

Journal

TITLE

Sophia

ISSUE

3

VOLUME

52

Author Affiliations

Identifiers

URI

http://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0

DIMENSIONS

https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1026847437


Indexing Status Check whether this publication has been indexed by Scopus and Web Of Science using the SN Indexing Status Tool
Incoming Citations Browse incoming citations for this publication using opencitations.net

JSON-LD is the canonical representation for SciGraph data.

TIP: You can open this SciGraph record using an external JSON-LD service: JSON-LD Playground Google SDTT

[
  {
    "@context": "https://springernature.github.io/scigraph/jsonld/sgcontext.json", 
    "about": [
      {
        "id": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/1402", 
        "inDefinedTermSet": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/", 
        "name": "Applied Economics", 
        "type": "DefinedTerm"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/14", 
        "inDefinedTermSet": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/", 
        "name": "Economics", 
        "type": "DefinedTerm"
      }
    ], 
    "author": [
      {
        "affiliation": {
          "alternateName": "Columbia University", 
          "id": "https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.21729.3f", 
          "name": [
            "Department of Philosophy, King\u2019s College, 133 N River St., 18711, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA"
          ], 
          "type": "Organization"
        }, 
        "familyName": "Johnson", 
        "givenName": "David Kyle", 
        "id": "sg:person.010645445141.31", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication?and_facet_researcher=ur.010645445141.31"
        ], 
        "type": "Person"
      }
    ], 
    "citation": [
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1111/0029-4624.00138", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1021970548"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1111/0029-4624.00138", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1021970548"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/bf00136567", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1035865716", 
          "https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00136567"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/bf00136567", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1035865716", 
          "https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00136567"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1111/0029-4624.00137", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1044154860"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1111/0029-4624.00137", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1044154860"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1017/s0034412500019697", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1053849019"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.5840/faithphil1992911", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073186375"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.5840/faithphil200724228", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073187134"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1093/0198237987.001.0001", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098766797"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }
    ], 
    "datePublished": "2013-09", 
    "datePublishedReg": "2013-09-01", 
    "description": "Skeptical theists argue that no seemingly unjustified evil (SUE) could ever lower the probability of God's existence at all. Why? Because God might have justifying reasons for allowing such evils (JuffREs) that are undetectable. However, skeptical theists are unclear regarding whether or not God's existence is relevant to the existence of JuffREs, and whether or not God's existence is relevant to their detectability. But I will argue that, no matter how the skeptical theist answers these questions, it is undeniable that the skeptical theist is wrong; SUEs lower the probability of God's existence. To establish this, I will consider the four scenarios regarding the relevance of God's existence to the existence and detectability of JuffREs, and show that in each\u2014after we establish our initial probabilities, and then update them given the evidence of a SUE\u2014the probability of God's existence drops.", 
    "genre": "research_article", 
    "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0", 
    "inLanguage": [
      "en"
    ], 
    "isAccessibleForFree": false, 
    "isPartOf": [
      {
        "id": "sg:journal.1271621", 
        "issn": [
          "0038-1527", 
          "1873-930X"
        ], 
        "name": "Sophia", 
        "type": "Periodical"
      }, 
      {
        "issueNumber": "3", 
        "type": "PublicationIssue"
      }, 
      {
        "type": "PublicationVolume", 
        "volumeNumber": "52"
      }
    ], 
    "name": "A Refutation of Skeptical Theism", 
    "pagination": "425-445", 
    "productId": [
      {
        "name": "readcube_id", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "7fe559d5e362ef1a5814c599b245652abf889a0bf8ab5db50404b4e5b37071c4"
        ]
      }, 
      {
        "name": "doi", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0"
        ]
      }, 
      {
        "name": "dimensions_id", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "pub.1026847437"
        ]
      }
    ], 
    "sameAs": [
      "https://doi.org/10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0", 
      "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1026847437"
    ], 
    "sdDataset": "articles", 
    "sdDatePublished": "2019-04-10T16:44", 
    "sdLicense": "https://scigraph.springernature.com/explorer/license/", 
    "sdPublisher": {
      "name": "Springer Nature - SN SciGraph project", 
      "type": "Organization"
    }, 
    "sdSource": "s3://com-uberresearch-data-dimensions-target-20181106-alternative/cleanup/v134/2549eaecd7973599484d7c17b260dba0a4ecb94b/merge/v9/a6c9fde33151104705d4d7ff012ea9563521a3ce/jats-lookup/v90/0000000001_0000000264/records_8669_00000522.jsonl", 
    "type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
    "url": "http://link.springer.com/10.1007%2Fs11841-012-0326-0"
  }
]
 

Download the RDF metadata as:  json-ld nt turtle xml License info

HOW TO GET THIS DATA PROGRAMMATICALLY:

JSON-LD is a popular format for linked data which is fully compatible with JSON.

curl -H 'Accept: application/ld+json' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0'

N-Triples is a line-based linked data format ideal for batch operations.

curl -H 'Accept: application/n-triples' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0'

Turtle is a human-readable linked data format.

curl -H 'Accept: text/turtle' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0'

RDF/XML is a standard XML format for linked data.

curl -H 'Accept: application/rdf+xml' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0'


 

This table displays all metadata directly associated to this object as RDF triples.

83 TRIPLES      21 PREDICATES      34 URIs      19 LITERALS      7 BLANK NODES

Subject Predicate Object
1 sg:pub.10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0 schema:about anzsrc-for:14
2 anzsrc-for:1402
3 schema:author Nbfdb8eeed1564e45b7c1db9aff673961
4 schema:citation sg:pub.10.1007/bf00136567
5 https://doi.org/10.1017/s0034412500019697
6 https://doi.org/10.1093/0198237987.001.0001
7 https://doi.org/10.1111/0029-4624.00137
8 https://doi.org/10.1111/0029-4624.00138
9 https://doi.org/10.5840/faithphil1992911
10 https://doi.org/10.5840/faithphil200724228
11 schema:datePublished 2013-09
12 schema:datePublishedReg 2013-09-01
13 schema:description Skeptical theists argue that no seemingly unjustified evil (SUE) could ever lower the probability of God's existence at all. Why? Because God might have justifying reasons for allowing such evils (JuffREs) that are undetectable. However, skeptical theists are unclear regarding whether or not God's existence is relevant to the existence of JuffREs, and whether or not God's existence is relevant to their detectability. But I will argue that, no matter how the skeptical theist answers these questions, it is undeniable that the skeptical theist is wrong; SUEs lower the probability of God's existence. To establish this, I will consider the four scenarios regarding the relevance of God's existence to the existence and detectability of JuffREs, and show that in each—after we establish our initial probabilities, and then update them given the evidence of a SUE—the probability of God's existence drops.
14 schema:genre research_article
15 schema:inLanguage en
16 schema:isAccessibleForFree false
17 schema:isPartOf Nb8fcfb4e22bb46c4a37229155eeb8997
18 Nca86ba1df8734827bdebac0e6939ea61
19 sg:journal.1271621
20 schema:name A Refutation of Skeptical Theism
21 schema:pagination 425-445
22 schema:productId N03e85f1581ac48f090e0ef3f6681b805
23 N804b31071ede43a58819b32f8eaccf02
24 Nd7d5c277b228485b97f5edb90f9c849b
25 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1026847437
26 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0
27 schema:sdDatePublished 2019-04-10T16:44
28 schema:sdLicense https://scigraph.springernature.com/explorer/license/
29 schema:sdPublisher N47ad00d4de894a0c80c232f1c050dc07
30 schema:url http://link.springer.com/10.1007%2Fs11841-012-0326-0
31 sgo:license sg:explorer/license/
32 sgo:sdDataset articles
33 rdf:type schema:ScholarlyArticle
34 N03e85f1581ac48f090e0ef3f6681b805 schema:name readcube_id
35 schema:value 7fe559d5e362ef1a5814c599b245652abf889a0bf8ab5db50404b4e5b37071c4
36 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
37 N47ad00d4de894a0c80c232f1c050dc07 schema:name Springer Nature - SN SciGraph project
38 rdf:type schema:Organization
39 N804b31071ede43a58819b32f8eaccf02 schema:name doi
40 schema:value 10.1007/s11841-012-0326-0
41 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
42 Nb8fcfb4e22bb46c4a37229155eeb8997 schema:volumeNumber 52
43 rdf:type schema:PublicationVolume
44 Nbfdb8eeed1564e45b7c1db9aff673961 rdf:first sg:person.010645445141.31
45 rdf:rest rdf:nil
46 Nca86ba1df8734827bdebac0e6939ea61 schema:issueNumber 3
47 rdf:type schema:PublicationIssue
48 Nd7d5c277b228485b97f5edb90f9c849b schema:name dimensions_id
49 schema:value pub.1026847437
50 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
51 anzsrc-for:14 schema:inDefinedTermSet anzsrc-for:
52 schema:name Economics
53 rdf:type schema:DefinedTerm
54 anzsrc-for:1402 schema:inDefinedTermSet anzsrc-for:
55 schema:name Applied Economics
56 rdf:type schema:DefinedTerm
57 sg:journal.1271621 schema:issn 0038-1527
58 1873-930X
59 schema:name Sophia
60 rdf:type schema:Periodical
61 sg:person.010645445141.31 schema:affiliation https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.21729.3f
62 schema:familyName Johnson
63 schema:givenName David Kyle
64 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication?and_facet_researcher=ur.010645445141.31
65 rdf:type schema:Person
66 sg:pub.10.1007/bf00136567 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1035865716
67 https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00136567
68 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
69 https://doi.org/10.1017/s0034412500019697 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1053849019
70 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
71 https://doi.org/10.1093/0198237987.001.0001 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098766797
72 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
73 https://doi.org/10.1111/0029-4624.00137 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1044154860
74 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
75 https://doi.org/10.1111/0029-4624.00138 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1021970548
76 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
77 https://doi.org/10.5840/faithphil1992911 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073186375
78 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
79 https://doi.org/10.5840/faithphil200724228 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073187134
80 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
81 https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.21729.3f schema:alternateName Columbia University
82 schema:name Department of Philosophy, King’s College, 133 N River St., 18711, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
83 rdf:type schema:Organization
 




Preview window. Press ESC to close (or click here)


...