The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God. The Miracle of Theism By J. L. Mackie Clarendon Press, , Pp., £, £ . The late John L. Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. The Miracle of Theism. Arguments For and Against the Existence of God. John L. Mackie. Publication Date – January ISBN: pages.
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There Is a God: Find it on Scholar. Gaskin – – Philosophical Books 25 1: Excursions to the Edge of Thought.
Paperbackpages. Atheists and theists who are use As a Christian, I have been tired of the neo-Athiest movement and its caustic rhetoric.
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If you are not up to date on their writings, again you will feel as though there are holes in your understanding and find it difficult to grasp the significance of Mackie’s objections to theism. In summary, I wish that the popular atheists of today would recognize what it means to be respectable, courteous, and possess academic integrity rather than resorting to rhetoric and ad thwism arguments insulting ones character to discredit their position.
Mackie’s Treatment of Miracles. While reading through The Miracle of TheismI was repeatedly struck by why so many philosophers and students of religious studies consider it to be such an important work of its kind. One final note on the physical book itself.
The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God
Hume mmackie the Independent Witnesses. I have quite a lot of disagreements with some of the ideas which J. Nov 23, Liya marked it as unfinished. At pages in length, it manages to be thorough and concise, tackling the classic arguments for god, more modern variations and arguments put forward by Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, John Leslie, and others, as well as the problem of evil and some non-traditional theistic claims.
Yet if this madkie so, then god has no need to use any means to attain his ends.
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This review has necessarily been a brief exploration of some of the arguments and ideas in the book that most peaked my interest, but I will very likely be taking up excerpts of it for additional discussion in future articles and reviews on this site.
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The Miracle of Theism
Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. This is a fantastic introduction to the philosophy of religion. Faheem Hussain rated it really liked it Sep 01, Phil Greaney rated it really liked it Dec 29, Jason Mingus rated it it was amazing Jan 22, While it is open to dispute whether Mackie undermined particular arguments such as Plantinga’s Freewill defense argument, this book is nonetheless valuable to anyone who desires a very robust argument.
Most theists will surely disagree with this conclusion, but the burden is then on them to either meet the standard of evaluation, or show that the standard is an unreasonable a posteriori judge of testimony. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I foolishly got rid of that copy, thinking I had no use for it. Don’t have a Kindle? Hume and the Independent Witnesses. Still, well over two millennia later, and in spite of a bounty of examples of religiously-inspired violence, we find the question persists.
If the reader has some familiarity with modern philosophy it would be helpful but is not necessary.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Showing of 28 reviews. Compliments aside, I did find that Mackie doesn’t appear to offer any positive arguments for atheism. Any robust ethical theory will have prescriptive or normative statements that are not just action-guiding, but action-motivating as well. Drawing heavily on Hume’s concept of “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”, Mackie’s “Miracle of Theism” is the most sophisticated argument against theism in history.
While the New Atheist will simply ridicule theism, Mackie takes Theism so seriously that he uses the most of his intellectual resources to show why Theism is such an ironically miraclous claim.
Set up a giveaway. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Like I said, it’s not easy reading, but in the end it is extremely worthwhile.
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