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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The one problem I had was his section on miracles in which he basically re-iterates David Hume’s position. Arif Ahmed – – Mind Learn more about Amazon Prime. Although, I do wish Mackie would have more explicitly discussed James’ pragmatism and its influence or lack there of on his views of religious experience. For the remaining three chapters, Professor Mackie entertains the notion of religion without belief, possible replacements for god, and the conclusion and implications of atheism.
But given that his seems to end on a self-defeating conclusion i. I found this to be one of the weakest chapters in the book, not because of the defense of subjectivism, but because of all that is conceded to proponents of the moral argument. Stephen Layman – – Oxford University Press. History of Western Philosophy.
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. A Critique of Extreme Axiarchism. While it is true that Mackie does not cover many other arguments, he does cover many of the notable and rebust arguments that Theism has made, and unlike other cheap Atheist books he doesn’t select the more vulnerable arguments, but rather he tackles the well-respected arguments that was made during his time before his unfortunate demise.
Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism. He definitely, in my humble opinion and I don’t mean that sarcastically, fulfills the stereotype that atheism could not exist without theism. Mackie, The Miracle of Theism Oxford,p.
Arguments for and Against the Lf of God. Josh Parsons – – Inquiry: The Existence of God.
The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God
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However, he has also made significant contributions to philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and philosophy of language. Find it on Scholar. About John Leslie Mackie. The late Theeism L. It’s a bit dense and academic, but not hard to understand if you’ve taken, say, Philosophy These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.
Any robust ethical theory will have prescriptive or normative mirale that are not just action-guiding, but action-motivating as well. Like David Hume, his greatest critical work on religion was published posthumously, following his death in Today’s atheists are as dogmatic as many of their theistic opponents and this is frustrating for those searching for a constructive dialog on the issues. Want to Read saving….
Alvin Plantinga thesim – Faith and Philosophy 3 2: God, Miracles, and the Universe Mackie begins with a definition of god borrowed from Swinburne: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. John Leslie – – Religious Studies 22 Phil Greaney rated it really liked it Dec 29, Sign in to use this feature.
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Mackie gives a fair treatment of theistic arguments and then provides some very strong objections. There are lots of great books on the lack of belief in a God or gods, but this one really stands out. Philosophers and theologians have debated this question for centuries, offering arguments and counter-arguments taking many different forms. Alle mij bekende goede filosofische Godsbewijzen worden behandeld op een manier dat ik ze nu beter begrijp dan daarvoor.
The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God by John Leslie Mackie
But, to his credit, Mackie does provide a sound rejection of communism and Marxist political theories as being too oppressive and overly optimistic. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. God and the Burden of Proof: Mar 04, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: