Reported Miracles: A Critique of Hume

November 5, 2007|
Reported Miracles: A Critique of Hume by J. Houston
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Hume argued that no reasonable person should believe the report of miracles as exceptions to nature''s usual course. Many religiously skeptical philosophers agree with him, while some theologians have offered other reasons why those who are believers in God should also refuse to accept accounts of miracles as accurate reportage. Taking the opposite stance, Houston argues that miracle stories may contribute toward the reasonableness of belief in God, and, appropriately attested, may be accepted by believers in God. To bolster his case he examines historically and intellectually significant writings about the miraculous.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Augustine on the miraculous; 2. Aquinas on the miraculous; 3. Locke on the miraculous; 4. Hume on the miraculous; 5. Bradley and Troeltsch on the miraculous; 6. The concept of a miracle - 1; 7. The concept of a miracle - 2; 8. Hume's case - preamble to assessment; 9. Hume's case tested - 1; 10. Hume's...
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Title:Reported Miracles: A Critique of Hume
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:280 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 0.63 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 0.63 in
Published:November 5, 2007
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521043977

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