The Diviner and the Scientist: Revisiting the Question of Alternative Standards of Rationality.Epstein, Brian.
Are the standards of reasoning and rationality in divination, religious practice, and textual exegesis different from those in the sciences? Can there be different standards of reasoning and rationality at all? The intense "rationality debate" of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s focused on these questions and the related problems of relativism across cultures and systems of practice. Although philosoph... read more
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- Brian Epstein; The Diviner and the Scientist: Revisiting the Question of Alternative Standards of Rationality. J Am Acad Relig 2010; 78 (4): 1048-1086. doi: 10.1093/jaarel/lfq091.