Sunday, May 18, 2014

coining a fallacy.

Plantinga’s Fallacy Claiming that if S fails to have evidence for her belief that p, then S either doesn’t know p, or is irrational/unjustified in believing p.
Example:  “What’s your evidence that human persons have intrinsic moral worth?” 
“I have none.” 
“Then you don’t know that they do.”
“You just committed Plantinga’s Fallacy”
“Who the ef is Plantinga?” 


Blogger Andrew M. Bailey said...

Do you think Plantinga commits this fallacy?

6:34 AM  
Blogger Derek said...

Not that I'm aware of. I meant the attribution in the sense in which Plantinga calls Sleigh's fallacy 'Sleigh's Fallacy'.

10:32 PM  

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