Test 2 Study Guide

Test 2 Study Guide - Phil. 110: Intro. to Philosophy /...

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Phil. 110: Intro. to Philosophy / Professor Pruim Exam II Study Guide This exam will cover material after the last exam, so it will be on the Argument from Miracles, the Design Argument as an analogy argument, and the Design Argument as an inference to the best explanation. On the syllabus this is the material listed in Part I, sections C and D. Hume and the Argument from Miracles to the Existence of God: What is Hume's position about whether it is acceptable to believe in a miracle? How does he define “being rational”? What is meant by “proportion your belief to the evidence”? How does he define “miracle”? Can you illustrate with an example? What are the two kinds of miracle cases Hume deals with? For each of the two types, what is the arguments he gives for the conclusion that we cannot justify believing that miraculous events occur? Why do accept some reports about events and not others? Simon Blackburn says that the evidence for a miracle would have to be its own miracle; why? What would you say about the following: “if the evidence is not conclusive, you may
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Pruim during the Spring '08 term at E. Stroudsburg.

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Test 2 Study Guide - Phil. 110: Intro. to Philosophy /...

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