MITCHELL & FLEW (1971) THEOLOGY & FALSIFICATION - SUMMARY
This extract from Antony Flew's Symposium features Basil Mitchell's response to the falsification principle and a conclusion from Antony Flew that includes a criticism of R.M. Hare's concept of bliks.
In Mitchell's section, he describes the Parable of the Partisan and how the idea of commitment is an important aspect of religious language. Mitchell agrees that religious language must be falsifiable to be meaningful but argues that religious believers might continue to trust in God despite evidence to the contrary.
Flew concludes the Symposium by offering criticisms of Mitchell's argument and the earlier argument by Hare, including Hare's concept of bliks.