The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God. The Miracle of Theism By J. L. Mackie Clarendon Press, , Pp., £, £ . The late John L. Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. The Miracle of Theism. Arguments For and Against the Existence of God. John L. Mackie. Publication Date – January ISBN: pages.

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Any robust ethical theory will have prescriptive or normative statements that are not just action-guiding, but action-motivating as well. This is truly a well-written piece of work.

If you are engaged in any kind of debate about the existence of God, or are thinking through the issue on your own, whichever side you come down on, this book macke absolutely essential reading.

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Also, a nice aspect of this book is that it is not limited to metaphyscial arguments, but includes moral and even epistemological arguments. On a topic so momentous as whether God exists or not, if you are truly going to decide it using reason, you should find this book a welcome addition to your library.

Tweet Share on Tumblr. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Like David Hume, his greatest critical work on religion was published posthumously, following his death in Mackie was a 20th century philosopher best known for his critiques of religion and meta-ethics. My brain was certainly broken. Science Logic and Mathematics. On the first, the central question is: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 56 4: Good analysis of Ontological and Cosmological rationales. What God Could Have Made.


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

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The miracle of theism: Richard Swinburne – – Oxford University Press. Drawing heavily on Hume’s concept of “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”, Mackie’s “Miracle of Theism” is the most sophisticated argument against theism in history.

What makes this critical book so impressive and madkie is Mackie’s astute, comprehensive, and sophisticated critiques, along with his theiam attempts to understand the Theistic arguments, against theistic arguments; Mackie’s analysis on the stregnths of theistic arguments shows that he is capable of being intelelctually fair-minded and practices the pinciple of charity, but his critique on the weaknesses of those arguments also demonstrates his impressive ability to pinpoint the vital weaknesses in those arguments with deadly precision and insight that could make anyone doubt those rebust arguments for theism.

Atheists and theists who are used to the popular, neo-Atheistic writings of Dawkins and his ilk will find this book challenging. Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. Arif Ahmed – – Mind This is how much I respect this book.

While reading through The Miracle of TheismI was repeatedly struck by why so many philosophers and students of religious studies consider it to be such an important work of its kind.

The Miracle of Theism: Giving up after pages. What obviously attracts me to this book was the simple fact that Mackie’s rigorous and analytical critique against Theism is in contrast unquestionably superior to tbeism arguments made by other atheists such as the New Atheists.

Troubles on Moral Twin Earth: In Summation While reading through The Miracle of TheismI was repeatedly struck by why so many philosophers and students of religious studies consider it to be such an important work of its kind.


Faheem Hussain rated it really liked it Sep 01, History of Western Philosophy. Clement Dore – – St. Added to PP index Total downloads 19, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 33 12, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? It addresses the classical theistic arguments in depth, and with some effort even a lay person can follow them. He definitely, in my humble opinion and I don’t mean that sarcastically, fulfills the stereotype that atheism could not exist without theism.

Quotes from The Miracle of Th Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. I would like for it to have been bound in signatures Smyth-sewnas that would have allowed me to have opened it wider while reading, but that was a minor issue.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Finitism and the Beginning of the Universe. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In my opinion, The Miracle of Theism is more than deserving of its esteemed reputation, despite a couple of weak areas, and ought to be required reading for philosophy of religion students.

Hume and the Independent Witnesses. Daarna bestudeert deze kerel of ze houdbaar zijn. In summary, I wish that the popular atheists of today would recognize what it means to be respectable, courteous, and possess academic integrity rather than resorting to rhetoric and ad hominem arguments insulting ones character to discredit their position.

Design, Evil, Reason, and Experience Chapter seven addresses the argument from consciousness, noting how theism takes the physical connection between intentions and their fulfillment i.