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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Without this asymmetry, the design argument cannot show that there is any need to go beyond the sort of hypothesis that Hume foreshadowed and that Wallace and Darwin supplied Josh Parsons – – Inquiry: He definitely, in my humble opinion and I don’t mean that sarcastically, fulfills the stereotype that atheism could not exist without theism. Alle mij bekende goede filosofische Godsbewijzen worden behandeld op een manier dat ik ze nu beter begrijp dan daarvoor.

Sign in Create an account. God, Miracles, and the Universe Mackie begins with a definition of god borrowed from Swinburne: The argument will not take us even as far as Kant seems to allow without borrowing the a priori thesis that there is a vicious metaphysical contingency in all natural things, and, in contrast with this, the ‘transcendental’ concept of a god who is self-explanatory and necessarily existent. Read reviews that mention sufficient reason existence of god problem of evil infinite series adam and eve fitly disposed inorganic materials miraxle papers attributes and powers double burden mitacle volume laws of nature philosophy of religion difficulty in explaining special creation arguments for the existence evils that occur say that this event natural law let alone.


Like David Hume, his greatest critical work on religion was published posthumously, following his death in If you’re an atheist and your exposure to atheist literature is limited to Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens, Dennett, and the rest of the modern atheist movement, you’re missing out. If you are not up to date on their writings, again you will feel as though there are holes in your understanding and find it difficult to grasp the significance of Mackie’s objections to theism.

Furthermore, Mackie was able to give the most charitable interpretation possible to any theistic arguments from Descartes to Kierkegaard. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. Mackie’s Treatment of Miracles.

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

Jan 12, Icanclick rated it it was amazing. Mackie comes down on the side of atheism, and he clearly explains why in this makie.

Patrick Loobuyck – – Heythrop Journal 51 2: Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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.


In diesem Buch findet man ontologische, kosmologische, moralische und teleologische Argumente. It addresses the classical theistic arguments in depth, and with some effort even a lay person can follow them. I think that this was an excellent book to read and helpful if you are looking for atheists who have truly thought through atheism and theism and reasoned to atheism.

Regarding the actual content of the book, I found Mackie’s aggressive approach combined with an admirable respect to be a refreshing mixture in an atheist writer. This article has no associated abstract.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. I think that Mackie’s purpose here is to present well-worn religious arguments and present the reasons that mackei do not work, which he does nicely. 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.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dec 15, Daniel rated it liked it Shelves: Mircale for and Against the Existence of God. This is a good introduction to both atheism and secular humanistic thought. Please try again later.