The late John L. Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. The Miracle of Theism. J. L. MACKIE. New York: Oxford University. Press, p. Cloth $, paper $ Faith and Rationality. ALVIN PLANTINGA and . The Miracle of Theism. Arguments For and Against the Existence of God. John L. Mackie. Publication Date – January ISBN: pages.

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Mackie was a 20th century philosopher best known for his critiques of religion and meta-ethics.

Phil Greaney rated it really liked it Dec 29, Is there reason to believe in a god? Arguments for Theism, Misc in Philosophy of Religion. My brain was certainly broken. ot

Mackie is one of the authors that most likely had a hand in the recent surge of “atheist” books. Mackie – – Philosophical Review 95 2: Leads me to believe I should avoid philosophy books in future.

The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God

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In an era of fideism it was great to see myself aligned with a respectable thinker’s responses to Pascal’s wager and pragmatism. I have quite a lot of disagreements with some of the ideas which J. Arguments for mackoe Against the Existence of God. No keywords specified fix it. Sign in Create an account.

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God, Miracles, and the Universe Mackie begins with a definition of god borrowed from Swinburne: Added to PP index Total downloads 19, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 33 12, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Lukas Szrot rated it really liked it Jul 29, However, if god has created us with uncontrollable choices, then to control any of our choices would be logically impossible. Ross – – Ethics 94 4: Margaret Tyler rated it it was ok Aug 25, Also, a nice aspect of this macki is that it is not limited to metaphyscial arguments, but includes moral and even epistemological arguments.

J. L. Mackie, The Miracle of Theism – PhilPapers

It is only with the help of these borrowings that the design argument can introduce the required asymmetry, that any natural explanation uses theksm which call for further explanation, but that the theistic explanation terminates the regress.

Still, well over two millennia later, and in spite of a bounty of examples of religiously-inspired violence, we find the question persists. Interestingly, though, the first chapter takes a more down-to-earth approach, looking at miracles and testimony through the arguments of David Hume. McBrayer – – Philosophy Compass 5 7: Parsons – – Prometheus Books.

It should be noted that this book is first and foremost an academic treatment of atheism and theism. Arti Narang rated it really liked it Sep 06, This is probably the best book I’ve read on the topic.


Would recommend to both Theists and Atheists. 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.

The five points Hume makes about the insufficient attestation for miracles, our propensity to believe the seemingly absurd, how miracle reports derive from comparably ignorant ancestral cultures, the conflict of diverging religious claims, and our tendency to desire objects of religious belief, must be applied to any miracle report to ascertain the likelihood of it being true or false.

The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God by John Leslie Mackie

John Leslie Mackie was an Australian philosopher, originally from Sydney. What does it mean to suggest that god has given us obligations that are intrinsically action-guiding? Mackie’s Treatment of Miracles.

Naarmate het boek naar het einde nadert begint zijn schr; uitgeleend aan Marnix Mackie is thorough, but not so thorough as to make Mr Mackie does an above average job of introducing arguments for the existence of god.