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The Resource The miracle of theism : arguments for and against the existence of God, J.L. Mackie

The miracle of theism : arguments for and against the existence of God, J.L. Mackie

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The miracle of theism : arguments for and against the existence of God
Title
The miracle of theism
Title remainder
arguments for and against the existence of God
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J.L. Mackie
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Miracle of Theism, J.L. Mackie examines the arguments for and against the existence of God from an atheistic perspective. John Mackie is a highly respected twentieth century philosopher and along with Anthony Flew has been one of the most capable contemporary proponents of atheism. Written almost a quarter of a century ago, "The Miracle of Theism" remains a classic in the field of religious philosophy and is widely considered to be one of the best-stated arguments for atheism in print. Unfortunately, many popular works supporting the atheistic perspective come across as unduly angry and self-righteous. In contrast, Mackie's work is a much-needed breath of fresh air. One may disagree with Mackie while at the same time respecting his views
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Mackie, J. L.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • God
  • Theism
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The miracle of theism : arguments for and against the existence of God, J.L. Mackie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Miracles and testimony. Hume's argument : exposition ; Hume's argument : discussion -- Descartes and the idea of God. The argument of the Third Meditation : exposition ; The argument of the Third Meditation : discussion -- Ontological arguments. Descartes's proof and Kant's criticism ; Anselm's ontological proof and Gaunilo's reply ; Plantinga's ontological proof -- Berkeley's God and immaterial realism. Berkeley's theism : exposition ; Berkeley's theism : discussion -- Cosmological arguments. Contingency and sufficient reason ; The regress of causes ; Finite past time and creation ; Swinburne's inductive cosmological argument -- Moral arguments for the existence of a God. A popular line of thought ; Newman : conscience as the creative principle of religion ; Kant : God as a presupposition of morality ; Sidgwick : the duality of practical reason ; God and the objectivity of value -- The argument from consciousness -- Arguments for design. Hume's Dialogues : exposition ; Hume's Dialogues : discussion ; Swinburne's restatement -- The problem of evil. Survey of the problem ; Attempts to sidestep the problem ; The paradox of omnipotence ; The free will defence ; Digression : the nature of free will ; The free will defence : continued -- Religious experience and natural histories of religion. The varieties of religious experience ; Natural histories of religion -- Belief without reason. Pascal's wager ; William James and the will to believe ; Kierkegaard and the primacy of commitment -- Religion without belief? -- Replacements for God -- Conclusions and implications. The challenge of nihilism ; The balance of probabilities ; The moral consequences of atheism
Control code
8306805
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780198246824
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
82003552
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)52457
Label
The miracle of theism : arguments for and against the existence of God, J.L. Mackie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miracles and testimony. Hume's argument : exposition ; Hume's argument : discussion -- Descartes and the idea of God. The argument of the Third Meditation : exposition ; The argument of the Third Meditation : discussion -- Ontological arguments. Descartes's proof and Kant's criticism ; Anselm's ontological proof and Gaunilo's reply ; Plantinga's ontological proof -- Berkeley's God and immaterial realism. Berkeley's theism : exposition ; Berkeley's theism : discussion -- Cosmological arguments. Contingency and sufficient reason ; The regress of causes ; Finite past time and creation ; Swinburne's inductive cosmological argument -- Moral arguments for the existence of a God. A popular line of thought ; Newman : conscience as the creative principle of religion ; Kant : God as a presupposition of morality ; Sidgwick : the duality of practical reason ; God and the objectivity of value -- The argument from consciousness -- Arguments for design. Hume's Dialogues : exposition ; Hume's Dialogues : discussion ; Swinburne's restatement -- The problem of evil. Survey of the problem ; Attempts to sidestep the problem ; The paradox of omnipotence ; The free will defence ; Digression : the nature of free will ; The free will defence : continued -- Religious experience and natural histories of religion. The varieties of religious experience ; Natural histories of religion -- Belief without reason. Pascal's wager ; William James and the will to believe ; Kierkegaard and the primacy of commitment -- Religion without belief? -- Replacements for God -- Conclusions and implications. The challenge of nihilism ; The balance of probabilities ; The moral consequences of atheism
Control code
8306805
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780198246824
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
82003552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)52457

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