Christianisme, épistémologie et sciences humaines

Abstract : Social sciences are facing an epistemological paradox. They pretend to explain Religious beliefs on the basis of the claim that their causes cannot be the reasons that the believer would be ready to recognize, including the existence of God. Psychological or sociological theories of Religious beliefs are also biased by the adoption of the naturalistic assumption that Religious beliefs are merely psychological or social effects, not cognitive dispositions with their own intellectual dignity. This leads Social and Human Sciences to submit the beliefs they claim to explain as errors or illusions, or at least as epistemologically deficient. The Social Science then appear, alas, as an epistemological obstacle to the understanding of Religious beliefs.
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Roger Pouivet. Christianisme, épistémologie et sciences humaines. Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, Éditions de l’EHESS, 2015, pp.143 - 156. ⟨10.4000/assr.26678⟩. ⟨hal-01869149⟩

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