“Sobel’s Acid Bath for Theism.” Review Article: Logic and Theism: Arguments for and against Beliefs in God, by Jordan Howard Sobel. William Lane Craig. Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God Jordan Howard Sobel Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, , Xix + Pp., $ The main emphasis of the book is on logic rather than theism. Consider Nevertheless, Sobel devotes densely packed pages to the ontological argument.

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Jordan Howard Sobel – Wikipedia

That calls for some appeal to the findings of physics, biology, and other sciences. But why the plural term “beliefs” rather than “belief”? Or you can dismiss until our next donations drive typically at the beginning of October.

Graham Oppy – – Philo 9 1: And the “loving humanity” part would make connection with the argument from evil as well. This book is a valuable resource for philosophers of religion and theologians and interests logicians and mathematicians as well. The book also contains two chapters devoted to issues connected with God’s alleged omnipotence and omniscience. Sobel analyzes the concept of God worthy of worship but not necessarily; he has nothing but bad things to say about descriptions of God as necessary or as essentially whatever various arguments for the existence of God those defending some sort of perfect-being theology, e.

It does not seem to me that such an action is performed frequently or that it is performed by psychologically normal people. Rather, I find that normal people usually just believe automatically in accord with their assessment of the evidence available to them, and do not make choices to believe or not to believe.


However, Sobel does discuss at great length various versions of the cosmological argument and the argument from designincluding the so-called fine-tuning argument.

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Want to Read saving…. Vanderveken – – L. Such people should definitely get this book. Pavel is currently reading it Sep 23, Jimmy Miller rated it liked it Nov 30, Most philosophers regard this as either cognitively meaningless or as a kind of play on words, a semantic puzzle to sort out if one has some extra time.

I do not see how there could be important cutting-edge research on the relevant topics that fails to take account of Sobel’s work. This page was last edited on 3 Mayat Refresh and try again.

Essays on Rational Choice. They have a value-component that prevents any God-talk that employs them from being objective. Skepticism about Religion — Part 5: Added to PP index Total downloads 8of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Howadd Lawson marked it as to-read Dec 26, This issue of the definition of “God” strikes me as the weakest part of the book.

Sign in to use this feature. Vindicating a Bayesian Approach to Confirming Miracles: Kelli Potter added it Nov 28, Sobel’s work here is precise, detailed, and, in the end, I think, accurate. Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation. Petronius Jablonski rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Sign in Create an account. Sobel is the author of more than 75 refereed publications in philosophy, as well as four books.


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Arguments For and Against Beliefs in God. That is a point made by J. Steven marked it as to-read May 05, Jordan Howard Sobel 22 September — 26 March was a Canadian-American philosopher specializing in ethicslogicand decision theory. This entry has no external links. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Find it on Scholar. The Logic of Miracles. Jonathan marked it as to-read Aug 23, Jordan Howard Sobel — Jaice Cooperrider marked it as to-read Jun 25, William Lane Craig – – Philosophia Christi 8 2: Again, the great technicalities involved in the issue are brought out and expertly dealt with.

Jordan Howard Sobel

Aaron marked it as to-read Aug 22, Sobel also neatly explores Hume’s attack on the argument from miracles. The last chapter examines Pascalian arguments for and against belief in God. Cultural Bias and Social Conditioning.

Greggorey rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Nevertheless, Sobel devotes densely packed pages to the ontological argument.