Stephen Napier Ph.D.
About Stephen Napier
Associate professor of Philosophy, Villanova University
I am a philosopher who ruminates upon bioethical and epistemological issues. More important than my views or area of study is my basic conviction about inquiry: Knowledge is a function of cultivating alethic epistemic motives.
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In this section you will find numerous works either in support of my earlier work, Virtue Epistemology: Motivation and knowledge, or works related to virtue epistemology in some way or other.
Philosophy of Religion
Lecture notes or Articles
Evil and Expanded versions of Theism
The evidential problem of evil responds to skeptical theism by charging that skeptical theism must presuppose an expended version of theism (whole religious outlooks) and therefore, the apriori probability is so low on expanded views as to be inert. I respond to this argument