Bryan N. Smith
History of Philosophy: Modern (PHIL 5370), Houston Baptist University, May 2014

Abstract:

Perhaps the most influential critique of miracles ever given was by David Hume, the famous Enlightenment skeptic and empiricist from Scotland. In section X of his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hume levels several arguments against both the possibility and believability of miracles. However, as influential as his arguments have been throughout the centuries, it is the contention of this paper that Hume’s arguments ultimately fall short of their intended goal.

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