David Hume


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Before we jump into the discussion of the existence of miracles, we need to determine what a miracle is. Many different definitions could be proposed, but lets look at a few possibilities: Miracle: a violation of natural law (David Hume) Miracle: an event that cannot be explained by only┬ánatural causes […]

Did David Hume Prove that Miracles are Impossible?


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Modern skepticism concerning the gospel miracles first asserted itself by denying the miraculous nature of the events. Soon, however, the historicity of the events themselves was denied. Behind this skepticism lay the broad conception of a Newtonian world-machine, the arguments of Spinoza against the possibility of miracles, and the arguments […]

Hume’s Argument Against Miracles