Hume's famous essay on miracles is set in the context of the larger debate that was taking place in the eighteenth century about the nature of miracles and the ability of eyewitness testimony to establish the credibility of such events. The author contents that Hume's argument against miracles is largely unoriginal and chiefly without merit where it is original. To advance the issues so provocatively posed by Hume's essay requires the tools of the probability calculus being developed by Hume's contemporaries but largely ignored by Hume.
|Print publication date: 2000||Print ISBN-13: 9780195127386|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003||DOI:10.1093/0195127382.001.0001|