of new experience. He says that, on the basis of testimony alone, we can never be justified in believing that a miracle has occurred. I thought that it might be interesting to apply Humes argument to an example of a comparatively recent and reportedly spectacular event that was recognised as a miracle, and for which the evidence of testimony seems very strong indeed. There are, however, two ways in which this argument might be neutralised. A Defense of Hume on Miracles. Rather than a true miracle, it was the work of the Devil, an illusion wholly unlike raising people from the dead, for which there is an impeccable biblical precedent. I have a friend who into The Dreams was once deeply immersed in the occult.
David Hume, Miracle Unworker.
Any philosophical discussion regarding attitudes to miracles should probably begin not only with an example, but also with an attempt to define what a miracle might.
(It is important to emphasize that Hume confines his argument to belief on the basis of testimony.).
Philosopher David Hume on miracles Summary.
If his falsehood would be more miraculous than the event he relates, only then could he pretend to persuade me in belief.
Harley Davidson Economics
Japans Two Miracles
But hearsay is not particularily strong evidence. Reissued New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1983. Cit., X, i, 90 a b loc. Conclusions, i have not seen anyone raised from the dead, nor have I seen the Sun dance in the sky. ; Craig, William Lane (2003). Which, if just, will, with the wise and learned, be an everlasting laser Applications check to all kinds of superstitious delusion".
Part II : Hume on Miracles.
This relates to Hume s Beliefs on Miracles.
English: Tomb of David Hume on Calton Hill, Edinbu.