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The Resource A defense of Hume on miracles, Robert J. Fogelin

A defense of Hume on miracles, Robert J. Fogelin

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A defense of Hume on miracles
Title
A defense of Hume on miracles
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Fogelin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since its publication in the mid-eighteenth century, Hume's discussion of miracles has been the target of severe and often ill-tempered attacks. In this book, one of our leading historians of philosophy offers a systematic response to these attacks." "Arguing that these criticisms have - from the very start - rested on misreadings, Robert 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 resonably 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. Fogelin illustrates that Hume's critics have consistently misunderstood the structure of this argument - and have saddled Hume with perfectly awful arguments not found in the text. He responds first to some early critics of Hume's argument and then to two recent critics, David Johnson and John Earman. Fogelin's goal, however, is not to "bash the bashers," but rather to show that Hume's treatment of miracles has a coherence, depth, and power that makes it still the best work on the subject."--Jacket
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Fogelin, Robert J
Dewey number
212
Index
index present
LC call number
B1499.M5
LC item number
F64 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton monographs in philosophy
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  • Hume, David
  • Miracles
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • RELIGION
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Miracles
  • Wonderen
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A defense of Hume on miracles, Robert J. Fogelin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The structure of Hume's argument -- Two recent critics -- The place of "Of Miracles" in Hume's philosophy
Control code
650305519
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 101 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400825776
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt110vv
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)650305519
Label
A defense of Hume on miracles, Robert J. Fogelin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The structure of Hume's argument -- Two recent critics -- The place of "Of Miracles" in Hume's philosophy
Control code
650305519
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 101 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825776
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt110vv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650305519

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