The late John L. Mackie, formerly of University College, Oxford. The Miracle of Theism. J. L. MACKIE. New York: Oxford University. Press, p. Cloth $, paper $ Faith and Rationality. ALVIN PLANTINGA and . 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 Miracle of Theism
Plantinga, Swinburne, and the Analytic Defense of Theism. Find it on Scholar. Mackie was a 20th century philosopher best known for his critiques of religion and meta-ethics. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not tbeism a proxy.
The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God
Arti Narang rated it really liked it Sep 06, Daarna bestudeert deze kerel of ze houdbaar zijn. In chapter ten, Mackie covers religious experience with reference to William James, as well as the social and psychological explanations for it offered by Feuerbach, Marx, Engels, and Freud. Be the first to ask a question about The Miracle of Theism. This entry has no external links. At pages in length, it manages to be thorough and concise, tackling the classic arguments for god, more modern variations and arguments put forward by Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, John Leslie, and others, as well as the problem of evil and some non-traditional theistic claims.
Clement Dore – – St. Would recommend to both Theists and Atheists. About John Leslie Mackie. This is definitely one of the most rigorous and critical examination of the arguments in favor for Theism from the skeptical perspective.
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Want to Read saving…. Mackie is thorough, but not so thorough as to make Mr Mackie does an above average job of introducing arguments for the existence of god. 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.
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 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.
The Miracle of Theism: Alvin Plantinga – – Faith and Philosophy 3 2: Mackie gives a fair treatment of theistic arguments and then provides some very strong objections.
Arif Ahmed – – Mind Larmer – – Mcgill-Queen’s University Press. If the reader has some familiarity with modern philosophy it would be helpful but is not necessary. He is perhaps best known for his views on meta-ethics, especially his defence of moral skepticism.
Mackie on Neoplatonism’s ‘Replacement for God’. Furthermore, Mackie was able to give the most charitable interpretation possible to any theistic arguments from Descartes to Kierkegaard.
Ross – – Ethics 94 4: 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.
But given mackis his seems to end tbe a self-defeating conclusion i. 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 theissm to grasp the significance of Mackie’s objections to theism.
Josh Parsons – – Inquiry: Compliments aside, I did find that Mackie doesn’t appear to offer any positive arguments for atheism. Nov 23, Liya marked it as unfinished. While it is open to dispute whether Mackie undermined particular arguments such as Plantinga’s Freewill defense argument, this book ,iracle nonetheless valuable to anyone who desires a very robust argument.
Troubles on Moral Twin Earth: Azad rated it did not like it Sep 18, It not only tells us what we should do, but gives us reasons that are of a particular sort that they stand a better chance to make us want to do what we should do. Das Problem des rein denkbaren Gottes Anselm.
Jun 05, Chris rated it it was amazing. Chapter seven addresses the argument from consciousness, noting how theism takes the physical connection between intentions and their fulfillment i.
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Conceptual Conservatism and Contingent Composition. 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.
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