A Defense of Hume on Miracles

Princeton Univ Pr (2003)
Arguing that criticisms have--from the very start--rested on misreadings, Fogelin begins by providing a narrative of the way Hume’s argument actually unfolds. What Hume’s critics (and even some of his defenders) have failed to see is that Hume’s primary argument depends on fixing the appropriate standards of evaluating testimony presented on behalf of a miracle. Given the definition of a miracle, Hume quite reasonably argues that the standards for evaluating such testimony must be extremely high. Hume then argues that, as a matter of fact, no testimony on behalf of a religious miracle has even come close to meeting the appropriate standards for acceptance. (publisher, edited)
Keywords Hume, David   Miracles
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzi145
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John R. Shook (forthcoming). Rationalist Atheology. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion:1-20.
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