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Miracles, Historical Testimonies, and Probabilities

Tucker, Aviezer


The topic and methods of David Hume's "Of Miracles" resemble his historiographical more than his philosophical works. Unfortunately, Hume and his critics and apologists have shared the pre-scientific, indeed ahistorical, limitations of Hume's original historical investigations. I demonstrate the advantages of the critical methodological approach to testimonies, developed initially by German biblical critics in the late eighteenth century, to a priori discussions of miracles. Any future...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: History and Theory


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