By this hume means to suggest that a miracle is a breaking of a law of nature by the choice and action of a god or supernatural power hume sets up this definition in order to counter with five main arguments 1 a wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. Humes argument against belief in miracles heres the main summary of humes argument from the man himself a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature and because firm and unalterable experience has established these laws the case against a miracle is just because it is a miracle as complete as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined to be. Humes argument against the plausibility of believing in miracles on the basis of testimony is probably the most famous contribution to the philosophical debate on this question it is also the most hotly contested and debated. Hume laid out three arguments against miracles philosophical historical and religious the first argument is an argument in principle based on the incredibility of claiming natural laws are ever contravened the second is an argument in practice which challenges whether miracles have ever had credible witnesses see new testament historicity of the last is from the self canceling nature of similar miracle claims that abound in all religions
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