Re: NTSE #13

Joel Cannon (
Thu, 6 Mar 1997 09:13:37 -0600 (CST)

> One of the papers I did not attend at the NTSE was by Fitelson and Sober,
> of the Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin. Their title:
> Interested parties should probably read both sources above. The
> Fitelson/Sober paper is onthe NTSE web site.

This may not be worth the time. I was at a table with Fitelson and
Plantinga. Fitelson, after hearing Plantinga and talking to him, felt
that their paper didn't get at the heart of Plantinga's argument--at
least thats my recollection. I believe that Fitelson and Sober made a
probabilistic argument that was still vulnerable to Plantinga's
"defeater" (you'll have to read Plantinga's paper for this). Fitelson
is a graduate student and it may be the case that Sober may not agree,
in which case it may still be worth a read (it won't be a light read).

Joel W. Cannon
Dept. of Physics
Centenary College of Louisiana
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