David Hume - Philosophy

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  • Empiricist
  • Sceptic 
  • 'Miacles are violations of the laws of nature'
  • A law of nature is something that can be tested scientifically - we collect evidence and reach a conclusion if the same outcome occurs each time. These laws are unchanging once discovered.
  • 'No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind that it's falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavours to establish'
  • A miracle is false unless the idea od the witness being wrong is more miraculous than the miracle itself - for example; the feeding of the 5,000
  • Humes Probability Argument…

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