The Resource The philosophy of miracles, David Corner

The philosophy of miracles, David Corner

Label
The philosophy of miracles
Title
The philosophy of miracles
Statement of responsibility
David Corner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Philosophers who wish to argue for the rationality of belief in God frequently employ a 'god-of-the-gaps' strategy. This strategy consists in trying to find a phenomenon that cannot be explained by natural science, and insisting that it can be explained only by reference to the activity of God. Philosophical discussion of miracles usually revolves around the attempt to link a miracle to God in just this way. One of the problems with this approach is that it is very difficult to identify anything as being forever beyond the power of science to explain. Science continues to advance upon the terr
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
212
Index
index present
LC call number
BT97
LC item number
.C72 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Continuum studies in philosophy
Label
The philosophy of miracles, David Corner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-158) and index
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  • net
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
Introduction -- Conceptions of the miraculous -- Supernaturalistic conceptions of the miraculous -- Teleology and the miraculous -- Contextual criteria for the miraculous -- Miracles and the laws of nature -- The logical impossibility of a violation -- Violations as nonrepeatable counterinstances to natural law -- Objection #1: nonrepeatable counterinstances as falsifying a law -- Objection #2: identifying nonrepeatable counterinstances -- Objection #3: counterinstance as anomaly -- A supernaturalistic conception of natural law -- Identifying supernatural intrusions : an objection -- The concept of supernatural cause as empty -- A supernaturalistic response -- Miracles and causes -- What is a supernatural cause? -- Nature as causally open -- Trans-domain laws -- Dualism and the supernatural -- Supernatural explanation -- Nowell-Smith and predictive expansion -- Do explanations always rely on laws? -- Paul Dietl's response to Nowell-Smith's challenge -- Analysis of Dietl's response -- Problems with Dietl's response -- Divine agency in religious practice -- Miracle as basic action -- Must 'miracle' be conceived teleologically? -- Divine agency without supernatural causation -- Miracles and interaction -- Miracles and natural causes -- Miracle, mystery, and the God-of-the-gaps -- Miracle and divine agency -- The world as God's body -- Basic mental acts -- Psychokinesis as basic act -- Non-basic divine agency -- Divine agency and non-determined processes -- The causal joint -- Locating divine basic actions : how far down should we go? -- Divine manipulation of microprocesses : an alternative -- Arguments for divine basic actions at the macro level -- Quantum gaps and special divine agency -- A context for miracles -- Thankability and the miraculous -- Thankability and the subjective : an objection -- Due thankability -- Due thankability and apologetic -- Miracle, coincidence, and counterfactual -- Counterfactuals and basic actions
Control code
ocn729253187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283122559
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b3605155x
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)729253187
  • pebcs1283122553

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