Sophia

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 35–48

From the Middle Out

A Case for Agnosticism
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11841-007-0008-5

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Woods, P.A. SOPHIA (2007) 46: 35. doi:10.1007/s11841-007-0008-5
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Abstract

Agnosticism has been largely passed over in the literature on Theism. This paper lays out an affirmative case for the agnostic position. Tapping into the classical arguments about the paradoxical qualities of ‘omni’ principles it argues that the agnostic position is ultimately more tenable than either Theism or Atheism. In the first part it regards the paradoxes of omnipotence and their replies strictly logically, declaring them to be true antimonies. In the second part it argues that classic arguments for belief before proof run afoul of additional paradoxes and require the rejection of the most basic logical principles to accept.

Keywords

AgnosticismReligionOmnipotenceApplied epistemology

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Liberal StudiesCity University of New York Graduate CenterNew YorkUSA