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Notes 9:28:10 - Philosophy 134 9/28/10 Do you think there...

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Philosophy 134 9/28/10 Do you think there are miracles? What is something you think is a miracle? No, I do not think there are miracles. There are coincidences and there has been enough time that has passed in order for these coincidences to occur. Some people would say something like a terminally ill patient being cured is a miracle, however I believe most of these occurrences are just coincidences Design arguments and miracles: a posteriori arguments for the existence of god A posteriori vs. a priori: a priori is taken to be not based on experience but based on prior knowledge independent of experience, and a posteriori is knowledge after the fact, you only know it from experience Design arguments are characterized as a posteriori, and is in both senses a posteriori; it is an argument based on observations from experience, from effect to causes and from experience Similarly, the observation or testimony of someone who claimed to have seen miracles is likewise someone to have seen or experienced to see the occurrence,
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PHIL 134 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Notes 9:28:10 - Philosophy 134 9/28/10 Do you think there...

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