Journal of Philosophical Investigations

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Candidate of Philosophy, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran

2 Professor of Philosophy Department, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran


Introduction, Alston by distinguishing two explanatory views of sensory experience; that means, the direct and indirect justification point of view is based on the belief that sensory experience directly justifies belongings; That is, in our sensory experience, we are directly in contact with the external object. According to sensory experience, Alston considers religious experience should be from the same origin, and as a result he believes that religious experience also justifies his own direct experience. The main question, according to Alston's point of view about the justifiability of sensory experience and religious experience, what are the problems and controversies in this outline? Achievements, from Alston's point of view, according to the similarities between sensory perception and religious perception, sensory experience and religious experience both have the same nature in their epistemological and explanatory roles, but in this context, disputes have been raised and have been answered. Controversies such as: sensory experience cannot directly justify any belief. According to the phenomenological theory, our sensory experiences directly justify some of our beliefs. How does a person who has never had any experience of God before understand that God belongs to his perception?


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