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Philosophia Christi

Volume 13, Issue 1, 2011

Robert Larmer
Pages 155-163

Misunderstanding Hume’s Argument against Miracles
A Response to Gregory L. Bock

In his recent paper, “Understanding David Hume’s Argument against Miracles,” Gregory Bock takes the increasingly popular position that Hume’s intent in “Of Miracles” was not to argue that testimony is in principle incapable of grounding a rational belief in miracles, but rather that it is in principle incapable of grounding a rational belief in miracles that could act as the foundation for a religion. I argue that this interpretation of the text does not withstand critical scrutiny.

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