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The everlasting check : Hume on miracles, Alexander George

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The everlasting check : Hume on miracles
Title
The everlasting check
Title remainder
Hume on miracles
Statement of responsibility
Alexander George
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A touchstone of the Enlightenment dispute between rationality and religious belief, David Hume's essay "Of Miracles" has elicited much commentary from proponents and critics ever since it was published over 250 years ago. Alexander George's lucid and sustained interpretation of Hume's essay provides fresh insights into this provocative, occasionally elusive, and always subtle text. The Everlasting Check will be read with interest by both students new to Hume and seasoned scholars. George does justice to the letter and spirit of Hume's essay, explaining the concepts and claims involved, making intelligible the essay's structure, and clarifying remarks that have long puzzled readers. Properly interpreted, the essay's central philosophical argument proves to be much hardier than Hume's detractors suggest. George considers a range of objections to Hume<U+0127> �some recent, some perennial<U+0127> �and shows why most fail, either because they are based on misinterpretations or because the larger body of Hume's philosophy answers them. Beyond an analysis and defense of Hume's essay, George also offers a critique of his own, appealing to Ludwig Wittgenstein's thoughts on magic and ritual to demonstrate that Hume misconstrues the character of religious belief and its relationship to evidence and confirmation. Raising a host of important questions about the connection between religious and empirically verified beliefs, George discusses why Hume's master argument can fail to engage with committed religious thought and why philosophical argumentation in general often proves ineffective in shaking people's deeply held beliefs.--
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George, Alexander
Dewey number
212
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Hume, David
  • Miracles
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The everlasting check : Hume on miracles, Alexander George
Instantiates
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
Hume's miracles -- Hume's theorem -- Hume and self-undermining -- Hume and testimony -- Objections to Hume -- Too big for a blunder?
Control code
FIEb17795308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 98 pages
Isbn
9780674289246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907060961
Label
The everlasting check : Hume on miracles, Alexander George
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
Hume's miracles -- Hume's theorem -- Hume and self-undermining -- Hume and testimony -- Objections to Hume -- Too big for a blunder?
Control code
FIEb17795308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 98 pages
Isbn
9780674289246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907060961

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