Mackie on miracles

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (3):368 – 375 (1988)

Authors
Bruce Langtry
University of Melbourne
Abstract
J L MACKIE, IN "THE MIRACLE OF THEISM", CHAPTER 1, ARGUES THAT "IT IS PRETTY WELL IMPOSSIBLE THAT REPORTED MIRACLES SHOULD PROVIDE A WORTHWHILE ARGUMENT FOR THEISM ADDRESSED TO THOSE WHO ARE INITIALLY INCLINED TO ATHEISM OR EVEN TO AGNOSTICISM." I ARGUE THAT MACKIE FAILS TO ESTABLISH THIS CONCLUSION. ALL THAT MACKIE CAN SHOW IS THAT THOSE WHO ARE INITIALLY INCLINED TO THEISM OR AGNOSTICISM MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN PREDICTING THAT THE NEXT MIRACLE REPORT THEY EXAMINE WILL NOT BE SUCH AS TO FORM THE BASIS FOR A WORTHWHILE ARGUMENT FOR THEISM
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00048408812343441
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 42,938
External links

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)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Mackie's Treatment of Miracles.Richard Otte - 1996 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 39 (3):151-158.
Martin on Miracles.Michael Almeida - 2007 - Philo 10 (1):27-34.
Locke on Competing Miracles.Travis Dumsday - 2008 - Faith and Philosophy 25 (4):416-424.
Miracles and Principles of Relative Likelihood.Bruce Langtry - 1985 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 18 (3):123 - 131.
Hobbes on Miracles.By John Whipple - 2008 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 89 (1):117–142.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
17 ( #489,690 of 2,259,414 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
7 ( #213,546 of 2,259,414 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature