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Religious fictionalism defended: reply to Cordry

ANDREW ESHLEMANa1 c1

a1 Department of Philosophy and Liberal Studies, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204

Abstract

In his paper, ‘A critique of religious fictionalism’, Benjamin Cordry raises a series of objections to a fictionalist form of religious non-realism that I proposed in my earlier paper, ‘Can an atheist believe in God?’. They fall into two main categories: those alleging that an atheist would be unjustified in adopting fictionalism, and those alleging that fictionalism could not be successfully implemented, or practised communally. I argue that these objections can be met.

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c1 e-mail: aseshleman@ualr.edu