Volume 11 · Number 1 · Pages 126–128
The Interesting Similarity of Religious and Everyday Epistemic Positions

Urban Kordeš

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Religion: A Radical-Constructivist Perspective” by Andreas Quale. Upshot: Quale argues that radical constructivism and religion are incompatible: a believer must necessarily be a realist, while radical constructivism, with its fundamental relativistic epistemology, can neither confirm nor deny religious beliefs. In the commentary, I first question Quale’s distinction between cognitive and non-cognitive knowledge, especially from the point of view of the discussion of religious beliefs. Later on, I follow his argumentation of the epistemic position associated with religious belief and point out that Quale’s conclusions could be extrapolated, presenting a basis for an interesting and relevant discussion about the split between the everyday and the constructivist epistemic positions.

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Kordeš U. (2015) The interesting similarity of religious and everyday epistemic positions. Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 126–128. http://constructivist.info/11/1/126

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