Interpreting Hume on miracles

Religious Studies 45 (3):325-338 (2009)

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Robert A. Larmer
University of New Brunswick
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Contemporary commentators on Hume’s essay, "Of Miracles" have increasingly tended to argue that Hume never intended to suggest that testimonial evidence must always be insufficient to justify belief in a miracle. This is in marked contrast to earlier commentators who interpreted Hume as intending to demonstrate that testimonial evidence is incapable in principle of ever establishing rational belief in a miracle. In this article I argue that this traditional interpretation is the correct one
Keywords David Hume
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412509009962
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