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 dependence of the argument for design on the mackiw that are the core of the cosmological one is greater than Kant realized. Yet if this is so, then god has no need to use any means to attain his ends. Most theists will surely disagree with this conclusion, but the burden is then on them to either meet the standard of evaluation, or show that the standard is an unreasonable a posteriori judge of testimony.

This book is an interesting theidm for those dedicated to theology, and is the paradigm of literature which theists ought to read in order to better rebut the arguments of their atheist pals.

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Daarna bestudeert deze kerel of ze houdbaar zijn. Monica Nicholas rated it really liked it Apr 29, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. John Mackie is one of the few atheologians whose work is both widely distributed and exceptionally fair, well-written and engaging.

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The free will defense against evil presupposes that having creatures with free will is a greater good than preventing evil. I don’t think that Mackie avoids this, but he could if he adopted an Aristotelian view, or even as lf described it, a Kantian view of morality.

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On the Existence and Relevance of God. In summary, I wish that the popular atheists of today would recognize what it means to be respectable, courteous, and possess academic theim rather than resorting to rhetoric and ad hominem arguments insulting ones character to discredit their position.

Spirituality as a Rhetorical Precondition for Knowledge of God. What does it mean to suggest that god has given us obligations that are intrinsically action-guiding? Joel rated it it was amazing Jun 11, Josh Parsons – – Inquiry: WordPress blog themesKids tablet and Photography themes. Teleological is there as well, but not as well thought out.

The argument will not take us even as far as Kant seems to allow without borrowing the a priori thesis that there is a vicious metaphysical contingency in all natural things, and, in contrast with this, the ‘transcendental’ concept of a god who is self-explanatory and necessarily existent.

The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God

In chapter ten, Mackie covers religious experience with reference to William James, as well as the social and psychological explanations for it offered by Theismm, Marx, Engels, and Freud. Nov 23, Liya marked it as unfinished.

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Jul 08, Grasped in Thought rated it really liked it. Mackie begins with a definition of god borrowed from Swinburne: Since Mackie believes in an evolutionary view of morality, and admits that this leads to relativism chapter 14it is hard to see how one will not just adopt a morality based solely on the pragmatic or damaging thelsm experiences.

The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God by John Leslie Mackie

Paperbackpages. Jason Mingus rated it it was amazing Jan 22, This is a fantastic introduction to the philosophy of religion. The Existence of God. The Miracle of Theism: Mar 04, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: This entry has no external links. Lukas Szrot rated it really liked it Jul 29, Azad rated it did not like it Sep 18, Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism.

Mackie tneism – Philosophical Review 95 2: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No keywords specified fix it. Mackie on Neoplatonism’s ‘Replacement for God’. Mackie – – Oxford University Press.