Views that God’s Existence Is Unknowable (Agnosticism)

Views that God’s Existence Is Unknowable (Agnosticism)

June 29, 2021 Off By Felso

It is the view that argues that the existence or non-existence of God cannot be known.

According to this understanding, we cannot prove the existence or non-existence of God. Therefore, we cannot say whether God exists or not.

Its first representative is Protagoras. According to him, there are many things that prevent us from learning about the gods. Gods cannot be perceived by the senses. Therefore, my knowledge is not sufficient to know that God exists or does not exist. Therefore, we cannot say anything about this issue.

Huxley was the first to use the term agnosticism. He, like Protagoras, says that we cannot perceive God with our senses, so we cannot judge whether God exists or not. Other representatives are H. Spencer, Pascal.

– What is agnosticism?

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology Lecture Notes for Year 1 “Introduction to Philosophy” and Year 3 “History of Contemporary Philosophy” (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook