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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 142–147.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Michael Jacovides David Johnson, Hume, Holism, and Miracles . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002. ix + 106 pp. John Earman, Hume's Abject Failure: The Argument against Miracles . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xi + 217 pp. Robert J. Fogelin, A Defense of Hume on...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2016) 125 (2): 241–286.
Published: 01 April 2016
... would have been exactly the same until at most a few seconds before you began reading. Then a “small miracle”—a localized exception to some universal generalization that is actually a law of nature—would have taken place, probably somewhere inside your head, and would have put the world onto a course...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2012) 121 (2): 179–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
...? Because if determinism is true—if the laws of nature and the initial conditions of the Big Bang determined a unique future for our universe—then doing anything other than what you are determined to do would require one of two things: either a miracle , a violation of the actual laws of nature, or a...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2004) 113 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 July 2004
...- thing would have to have happened in the past that did not in fact happen. (3) Therefore, if determinism is true, then I cannot now do B. Lewisians (including Beebee) accept (2), since they think that my doing B would have to have been caused by a divergence miracle shortly before the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 119–122.
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 123–126.
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 126–130.
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 130–133.
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 134–138.
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 138–141.
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2005) 114 (4): 545–547.
Published: 01 October 2005
...). Woodward’s response here raises a few questions. First, in considering this counterfactual, we are supposed to imagine a miraculous event that transports the moon to a higher orbit without affecting the tides. It seems dubious that “Newtonian theory itself” could tell us what happens given such a miracle...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2013) 122 (2): 289–306.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Miracle Compatibilism .” Noûs 37 : 258 – 77 . Bennett J. 2003 . A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Dummett M. 1993 [1986] . “ Causal Loops .” In The Nature of Time , ed. Flood R. Lockwood M. , 135 – 69 . Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2002) 111 (2): 235–241.
Published: 01 April 2002
... the past. Hence, the closest world where he raises his hand will be one whose past matches the actual world’s past until fairly close to the relevant time, whereupon a “divergence miracle”—a violation of the actual laws—occurs, enabling him to raise his hand at that world.4 Lewis denies, however...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2000) 109 (4): 525–544.
Published: 01 October 2000
.... 541 MICHAEL HlEMER because, if I performed act A, it would have to have been because a divergence miracle occurred shortly before my performance of A.28 Now, it is not entirely implausible that this is true, if determinism is true. But what is entirely...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2003) 112 (4): 570–572.
Published: 01 October 2003
..., space and time, miracles and nature, matter and force. Each theme is treated in considerable detail, with critical evaluations of the two philosophers’ posi- tions, both per se and in the context of the letters. The structure of the Study is a very helpful guide through this complicated material...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2002) 111 (4): 579–582.
Published: 01 October 2002
... structural realism in what he calls the “no-miracles argument”: “since we cannot attribute the success of the sciences to mere chance, we must accept that at least some of our theories express real connections between things” (55). In other words, the mathematical structure of empirically successful...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2016) 125 (4): 597–601.
Published: 01 October 2016
... of Hume's philosophical work: perception, thought, the operations of the mind, belief and knowledge, causation, necessity, determinism, identity and personal identity, morals, freedom, virtue, justice, beauty, religion, God, design, and miracles. Garrett describes Hume's philosophical project as...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2003) 112 (4): 567–570.
Published: 01 October 2003
...) excerpts from Newton’s Principia and Opticks. Vailati organizes his critical commentary into six chapters that reflect suc- cessively major topical divisions of the correspondence: God, the soul, free will, space and time, miracles and nature, matter and force. Each theme is treated in considerable...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2004) 113 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... Cover and O’Leary-Hawthorne see this as setting three kinds of puzzles: about the initial state, about miracles, and about the sense in which every state contains past and future states. The authors note various difficulties facing this interpretation and bring some ingenuity to bear in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2019) 128 (4): 511–515.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Vernant’s attack on the myth of the “Greek miracle,” according to which rationality came into the world in sudden perfection. Instead, Vernant sought to reveal reason’s roots in the Greek polis . Nevertheless, Laks concludes that Vernant cannot easily account for reason’s formal aspect, which is perfectly...