Graduate studies at Western
Faith and Philosophy 2 (4):333-346 (1985)
|Abstract||Construing miracles as “violations,” I argue that a law of nature must specify some kind of possibility. But we must have here a sense of possibility for which the ancient rule of logic---ab esse ad posse valet consequentia---does not hold. We already have one example associated with the concept of statute law, a law which specifies what is legally possible but which is not destroyed by a violation. If laws of nature are construed as specifying some analogous sense of what is naturally possible, then they need not be invalidated by a (rare) violation, and Humean miracles remain a genuine possibility|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
James E. Gilman (1989). Reconceiving Miracles. Religious Studies 25 (4):477 - 487.
Timothy Pritchard (2011). Miracles and Violations. Religious Studies 47 (1):41-58.
Stephen Mumford (2001). Miracles: Metaphysics and Modality. Religious Studies 37 (2):191-202.
Paul Fitzgerald (1985). Miracles. Philosophical Forum 17:48 - 64.
Martin Curd (1996). Miracles as Violations of Laws of Nature. In Faith, Freedom, and Rationality: Philosophy of Religion Today. Rowman & Littlefield.
Morgan Luck (2011). Defining Miracles: Violations of the Laws of Nature. Philosophy Compass 6 (2):133--141.
Robert A. H. Larmer (1992). Miracles and Conservation Laws: A Reply to Professor MacGill. Sophia 31 (1-2):89 - 95.
Andrzej Stępnik (2007). Prawa natury, prawa nauki a cuda. Krytyka argumentów Hume'a przeciwko cudom. Filozofia Nauki 4.
Robert Larmer (1988). Against 'Against Miracles'. Sophia 27 (1):20 - 25.
Nicholas Everitt (1987). The Impossibility of Miracles. Religious Studies 23 (3):347 - 349.
Robert A. Larmer (1985). Miracles and the Laws of Nature. Dialogue 24 (2):227 - 235.
Edward L. Schoen (1991). David Hume and the Mysterious Shroud of Turin. Religious Studies 27 (2):209 - 222.
T. J. Mawson (2001). Miracles and Laws of Nature. Religious Studies 37 (1):33-58.
Peter Harrison (1995). Newtonian Science, Miracles, and the Laws of Nature. Journal of the History of Ideas 56 (4):531 - 553.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads44 ( #29,844 of 739,317 )
Recent downloads (6 months)37 ( #2,842 of 739,317 )
How can I increase my downloads?