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Hume and the problem of miracles

a solution

by Michael P. Levine

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Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht [Netherlands], Boston .
Written in English

  • Hume, David, 1711-1776.,
  • Miracles -- History of doctrines -- 18th century.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael P. Levine.
    SeriesPhilosophical studies series ;, v. 41
    LC ClassificationsB1499.M5 L48 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 212 p. ;
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2060033M
    ISBN 100792300432
    LC Control Number88039361

    The problem with Hume's argument for the evidence being always insufficient is that he was born before Bayes' Theorem. Three items appear below: 1 Hume's Argument on Miracles # K Rogers 2 Miracles and Probability # Dr Potter 3 Hume, Miracles and Probablity # K Rogers. Learn term:section 10 = "of miracles" david hume with free interactive flashcards. Choose from 42 different sets of term:section 10 = "of miracles" david hume flashcards on Quizlet. Problem of God: David Hume, "Of Miracles" Name of David Hume's book. Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. 13 Terms. cgorse. Chapter 10 David Hume.

    Toward the end of Hume’s essay “Of Miracles,” he states his final conclusion that “no human testimony can have such force as to prove a miracle, and make it a just foundation for any such system of religion.”¹ The sort of “system of religion” at issue is that of “popular religions. Hume on Miracles It is evident in David Hume's writing of "An Equity Concerning Human Understanding" that he does not believe that miracles take place. Hume is a man of logic, who believes in experience over knowledge. Of course it is hard for such a man to believe in extraordinary claims without.

    to understand hume’s view on miracles the following question must be answered: why did hume think that one could justifiably believe that an "extraordinary" event had occurred, but that one could "never" justifiably believe a "miracle" had occurred? this book offers a sustained treatment of that Michael P. LEVINE. How I Solved Hume’s Problem and Why Nobody Will Believe Me Eugene Earnshaw saves Western philosophy. It was a few years ago that I solved the biggest problem in philosophy. I was teaching undergraduates, and I wanted to blow their minds a little, tear down their preconceptions. As one does.

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Hume and the Problem of Miracles: A Solution (Philosophical Studies Series) [M.P. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This book developed from sections of my doctoral dissertation, The Possibility of Religious Knowledge: CausationCited by: 6. "Of Miracles" is the title of Section X of David Hume's An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding ().

Origins and text. In the 19th-century edition of Hume's Enquiry (in both as a separate book and in collections. In Hume's December letter to Henry Home. This book developed from sections of my doctoral dissertation, "The Possibility of Religious Knowledge: Causation, Coherentism and Foundationalism," Brown University, However, it actually had its beginnings much earlier when, as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, I first read Hume's "Of Miracles" and became interested in it.

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Hume and the Problem of Miracles: A Solution (Philosophical Studies Series) [Michael P. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book developed from sections of my doctoral dissertation, The Possibility of Religious Knowledge: CausationAuthor: Michael P.

Levine. Of Miracles book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Furnished with an Introduction and Notes by Antony Flew. David Hume was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scepticism/5.

Sep 20,  · Hume on miracles Summary. Philosopher David Hume comes alive @ Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Enjoyable philosophy activities. A summary of Hume on miracles.

Philosopher David Hume on Miracles summary by Rev Dr Wally Shaw. Hume on miracles. Hume on miracles summary was written by Here we are to consider a book, presented to us by a barbarous. Hume’s views on miracles have been criticized from a variety of perspectives.

Some critics have claimed that Hume, in laying down that miracles run up against uniform experience, is simply assuming at the outset that the probability of miracle occurrences is equal to zero (see Johnson and Earman ).

Get this from a library. Hume and the Problem of Miracles: A Solution. [Michael P Levine] -- This book developed from sections of my doctoral dissertation, "The Possibility of Religious Knowledge: Causation, Coherentism and Foundationalism," Brown University, However, it actually had.

David Hume (/ h juː m /; born David Home; 7 May NS (26 April OS) – 25 August ) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism.

Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man Alma mater: University of Edinburgh.

A summary of Section X in David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.

Ulrica Hume is the author of An Uncertain Age, a “wickedly sophisticated” spiritual mystery novel, which was longlisted for a Northern California Book Award.

Her earlier work, House of Miracles, a collection of socially relevant tales, was a finalist for the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship; the title story was selected by PEN and broadcast on NPR/5. Summary: David Hume, in Of Miracles (Section X. of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding), claimed either that, because a miracle would be a ‘violation of the laws of nature’, miracles are impossible or that one cannot have a justified belief that a miracle argument has evoked an enormous amount of discussion, both criticising the argument and endorsing the argument.

The best books on David Hume recommended by Simon Blackburn. How to Read Hume by Simon Blackburn One of the disconcerting revelations of the book is what’s come to be known as “the problem of induction.” That’s something that carries through into your next book, Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

Oct 16,  · Graham Twelftree traces this to David Hume, whose argument against miracles has influenced modern thought on the possibility of miracles. Hume argued that for an event to be believed as true, it must have sufficient witnesses. Since a miracle is something that is outside of the laws of nature, the witness to a miracle must be especially strong.

Miracles. The term "miracle" is used very broadly in ordinary language. A quick review of news stories may turn up reports such as that of a "Christmas Miracle," by which the Texas gulf coast came to be blanketed with snow by a rare storm.

David Hume (), a Scottish philosopher, was an agnostic, i.e., he did not believe there is sufficient evidence to justify the confident affirmation that God exists. Inthe scholar issued his famous volume, Essays Concerning Human Understanding.

In that book. Further Problems With Hume's Logic. There is a problem with Hume's argument that is quite unrelated to miracles.

In Flew's revised form, it seems to me that the argument can be used to prevent a scientist from believing another scientist who announces a major discovery where a. Hume on Miracles: Interpretation and Criticism James E. Taylor* Westmont College Abstract Philosophers continue to debate about David Hume’s case against the rationality of belief in miracles.

This ar ticle clar ifies semantic, epistemolo gical, and meta - physical questions addressed in the controversy. It also explains the main premisesCited by: 3.

Jan 31,  · David Hume, Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. Despite the enduring impact of his theory of knowledge, Hume seems to have considered himself chiefly as a moralist.

Learn more about his life and ideas in. Oct 26,  · Hume is taking it for granted that his audience would dismiss these putative miracles, despite the strong evidence in their favor. Thus they are examples of the fourth point, that different religious traditions have incompatible stories about miracles.

These problems are especially acute when miracles are used to establish a new religion.The evidential problem of miracles is a problem concerning events very problem is not a problem concerning events as signs or wonders an event which can or cannot be interpreted in religious Yann Schmitt.Except we have a bunch of different literature about miracles.

So not only do people who believe in miracles disagree with people who don’t, they disagree with people who believe in other miracles.

Look, if you want to believe that you saw a guy rise from the dead and no one else did, that’s one thing.