Hume and his challenge to miracles relating to testimony-based belief

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  • Created on: 31-05-18 14:15

Given that a wise person proportions their belief to evidence, Hume examined the evidence for miracles and concluded:

  • Where the experience has been constant, this constitutes full proof
  • Where the experience has been variable, then it is a case of weighing the proportionate probability of the experience having happened against not having happened

Where the belief is about miracles, then a difficulty arose

  • A miracle, according to Hume, is a violation of the laws of nature that have been…

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