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n.1.One who accepts or maintains the dogma of papal infallibility.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Quinn argues that the infallibilist majority won the vote at Vatican I, but the minority won the argument.
(13) As a reader activating the message of a as Dryden saw it heroically Catholic figure producing art in opposition to the corrupt world around him, I leave myself open to charge of being such an "infallibilist," a kind of seventeenth-century absolutist monarch of the text, dogmatically ignoring the complexity of the little universe that is Fables.
In particular, this paper argues that an infallibilist can easily explain why assertions of "p, but possibly not-p" (where the "possibly" is read as referring to epistemic possibility) is infelicitous in terms of the knowledge rule of assertion.
The study goes on to elaborate four case studies: a maximal infallibilist, Cardinal Henry Manning; two moderates, John Henry Newman and Avery Dulles; and a minimalist, Hans Kung, who in fact dissents from the doctrine.
Fallibilism is required for the growth of knowledge; infallibilist, dogmatic inquirers would not be prepared to critically question their beliefs (28-9, 76, 142-3).
And yet mechanical law, which the scientific infallibilist tells us is the only agency of nature, mechanical law can never produce diversification.
Lacking an infallibilist epistemology (such as Descartes' foundationalism), the only means of assessing the relative viability of Christianity is a comparative philosophy of religion, comparing Christianity's persuasiveness, cohesiveness, and effectiveness with that of the other available worldviews.
Also, the author denies the requirement is infallibilist, on the ground that one could be in a condition of complete safety and not know infallibly that one is.
In this article, Dodd explains Williamson's infallibilist account of perceptual knowledge, contrasting it with Peter Klein's, and argues that Klein's account leads to a certain problem which Williamson's can avoid.
The "infallibilist" epistemology of Baruch Spinoza and the Deists created a chasm between critical rationality, on the one hand, and notions of faith, history, tradition, and testimony, on the other.
This assumption, when conjoined with infallibilist assumptions about epistemic justification (see below), inevitably leads to the ego-centric predicament of insoluble Cartesian skepticism.