Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Alvin Plantinga: What Role Do Presuppositions Play in Our Worldviews?

Evidence rarely speaks for itself. In most cases, data must be interpreted, and our background beliefs will affect how we interpret this data. Hence, when we conclude that a certain hypothesis or theory is true or false, our conclusion has a lot to do with the presuppositions we already had. This means, of course, that if we begin with false presuppositions, we're at much greater risk of reaching false conclusions.

In this short video, Alvin Plantinga discusses the role of presuppositions in a person's worldview.

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