Coda: ‘Of Miracles’

Colin Howson

in Hume's Problem

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250371
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597749 | DOI:
 Coda: ‘Of Miracles’

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The coda discusses Hume's famous account of miracles in the Enquiry, and his criterion for belief in miracles, and shows that it amounts to a simple argument in the probability calculus.

Keywords: Bayes's theorem; David Hume; Hume's criterion; miracles

Chapter.  1956 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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