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Criticisms of the Falsification Principle


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R M Hare
when believers use religious language, they are using it in a unique way, called ‘bliks’
In the parable of the partisan and the stranger
Mitchell said religious believers continue to believe even if the evidence is overwhelmingly against them
Basil Mitchell
believers know they are open to challenge but because of his/her faith, will never allow the evidence to falsify their belief
Richard Swinburne in 'The coherence of Theism'
There are plenty of statements which some people judge to be factual which are not apparently confirmable or disconfirmable through observation
Toy story
an example of Richard Swinburnes crictism of the Falsifcation principle
R.B.Braithwaite
religious language can be meaningful because it expresses an intention to follow a certain code of conduct