“Sobel’s Acid Bath for Theism.” Review Article: Logic and Theism: Arguments for and against Beliefs in God, by Jordan Howard Sobel. William Lane Craig. Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God Jordan Howard Sobel Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, , Xix + Pp., $ The main emphasis of the book is on logic rather than theism. Consider Nevertheless, Sobel devotes densely packed pages to the ontological argument.

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That calls for some appeal to the findings of physics, biology, and other sciences. Sobel is the author of more than 75 refereed publications in philosophy, as well as four books.

Among other things, he howagd examines the many arguments and replies contained in David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. But those who are more interested in theism than logic, especially the more common forms of theism, need to be cautioned strongly about it.

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Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God by Jordan Howard Sobel

The last chapter of the book, entitled “Pascalian Wagers,” explores the quite different issue of practical reasons for believing or self-inducing belief in God.

Later in his career, his interests turned to decision theory and philosophy of religion. There is hardly anyone who is a theist on the basis of the ontological argument. No keywords specified fix it. He would be more likely soble point out where a line of reasoning is deductively invalid than where it is factually inaccurate.


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This page was last edited on 3 Mayat Part of the reason, I gather, is that the last chapter goes into practical reasons for belief, which is different from an argument for God’s existence. Added to PP index Total downloads 8of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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Science Logic and Mathematics. Sibel Logic of Miracles — Part 4: Lists with This Book. The next two chapters explore the problem of evil in great depth.

Nicholas marked it as to-read Apr 29, Return to Book Page. This article has no associated abstract. Cultural Bias and Social Conditioning.

By providing information which is nearly impossible to find elsewhere, the Secular Web has sought to level the playing field by offering arguments and jorfan challenging supernatural beliefs. Jason Gordon marked it as to-read May 05, That said, Sobel can also be funny.

The material is delightful for those who have an interest in logic esp. This issue of the definition of “God” strikes me as the weakest part of the book. Graham Oppy – – Philo 9 1: Christopher John marked it as to-read Jan 25, The sort of omnipotence and omniscience that theists usually try to ascribe to their deity turns out to be incoherent.


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Steven marked it as to-read May 05, The same year he joined the University of Toronto, where he taught for 28 years until his retirement in John DePoe – – Philosophia Christi 10 1: Jane marked it as to-read Dec 27, Sobel has enjoyed a close relationship with the University of UppsalaSweden, holding two visiting professorships in, —, and then onwards until It does not seem to me that such an action is performed frequently or that it is performed by psychologically normal people.

This book is a valuable resource for philosophers of religion and theologians and interests logicians and mathematicians as well. Marcus marked it as to-read Jun 14, Akira Mifune marked it as to-read Jul 30, Arguments For and Against Beliefs in God. But why the plural term “beliefs” rather than “belief”? Nevertheless, Sobel devotes densely packed pages to the ontological argument.

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