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Author Corner, David.

Title The philosophy of miracles [electronic resource] / David Corner.

Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, c2007.

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Description viii, 162 p.
Series Continuum studies in philosophy
Continuum studies in philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Conceptions of the miraculous -- Supernaturalistic conceptions of the miraculous -- Teleology and the miraculous -- Contextual criteria for the miraculous -- Miracles and the laws of nature -- The logical impossibility of a violation -- Violations as nonrepeatable counterinstances to natural law -- Objection #1: nonrepeatable counterinstances as falsifying a law -- Objection #2: identifying nonrepeatable counterinstances -- Objection #3: counterinstance as anomaly -- A supernaturalistic conception of natural law -- Identifying supernatural intrusions : an objection -- The concept of supernatural cause as empty -- A supernaturalistic response -- Miracles and causes -- What is a supernatural cause? -- Nature as causally open -- Trans-domain laws -- Dualism and the supernatural -- Supernatural explanation -- Nowell-Smith and predictive expansion -- Do explanations always rely on laws? -- Paul Dietl's response to Nowell-Smith's challenge -- Analysis of Dietl's response -- Problems with Dietl's response -- Divine agency in religious practice -- Miracle as basic action -- Must 'miracle' be conceived teleologically? -- Divine agency without supernatural causation -- Miracles and interaction -- Miracles and natural causes -- Miracle, mystery, and the God-of-the-gaps -- Miracle and divine agency -- The world as God's body -- Basic mental acts -- Psychokinesis as basic act -- Non-basic divine agency -- Divine agency and non-determined processes -- The causal joint -- Locating divine basic actions : how far down should we go? -- Divine manipulation of microprocesses : an alternative -- Arguments for divine basic actions at the macro level -- Quantum gaps and special divine agency -- A context for miracles -- Thankability and the miraculous -- Thankability and the subjective : an objection -- Due thankability -- Due thankability and apologetic -- Miracle, coincidence, and counterfactual -- Counterfactuals and basic actions.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Miracles.
Philosophical theology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0826488870 (hbk.)
9780826488879 (hbk.)
9781441131300 (e-book)

 
    
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