Texas Tech University

A Comparative Doxastic-Practice of Epistemology of Religious Experience



Book Description:

This book argues that Theravada Buddhist meditative experiences provide better grounds for belief in Theravada Buddhist doctrine than Christian religious experiences provide for Christian doctrine. It does so by arguing that religious experiences can be good grounds for belief, but that Theravada Buddhist meditative experiences are less prone to error and bias.


Author Bio: 

Mark Owen Webb is the chairman of the Philosophy Department at Texas Tech University. He received both his B.A. in philosophy and his two M.A. degrees, one in philosophy and the other in Classical Humanities, from Texas Tech, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Syracuse University in 1991. In 2006, he earned a postgraduate certificate in Buddhist Studies from Sunderland University. He specializes in epistemology and philosophy of religion. He is currently working on philosophical problems arising from the commitments of the world's religions, starting with karma and reincarnation, and their implications for free will and personal identity. He serves on the national board of the Alliance for Shared Values.