“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, Logic and Theism: Arguments for and against beliefs in God Reviewed by

The same year he joined the University of Toronto, where he taught for 28 years until his retirement in Each chapter is followed by pertinent appendices, which typically give more detail on the chapter’s argument or focus more on response to a particular interlocutor, often using extensive symbolic logic and Bayesian probability a fair amount of which was and will remain above my pay-grade. 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.

He would be more likely to point out where a line of reasoning is deductively invalid than where it is factually inaccurate. Wlodek Rabinowicz – – Theoria 76 3: Inthe University of Uppsala bestowed an honorary doctorate on Sobel.

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Nicholas marked it as to-read Apr 29, Jordan Howard Sobel – – Philosophia Christi 8 2: Miles marked soobel as to-read May 13, That calls for some appeal to the findings of physics, biology, and other sciences.

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The Logic of Miracles — Part 2: Request removal from index. Petronius Jablonski rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Goodreads helps you keep track of logid you want to read. I looked for clarification of this matter, for example in the preface to the book, but was not able to find any.

Names and Indefinite Descriptions in Ontological Arguments.

Skepticism about Religion — Part 5: Jordan Howard Sobel – – Ars Disputandi 4. 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.

But why the plural term “beliefs” rather than “belief”?

Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God

Of Philosophy, Uppsala University. Part of the reason, I gather, is that the last chapter goes into practical reasons for belief, which is different from an argument for God’s existence.

Sobel’s treatment of the topic is superior to most. Jake Abdalla rated it liked it Jan 04, Akira Mifune marked it as to-read Jul 30, Sobel is the author of more than 75 refereed publications in philosophy, as well as four books. The Logic of Miracles.

Nathan marked it as to-read Nov 17, Skepticism about Religion — Part 6: The next two chapters explore the problem of evil in great depth. Science Logic and Mathematics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hardcoverpages. Graham Oppy – – Philo 9 1: Jorda the “loving humanity” part would make connection with the argument from evil as well.


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Sobel also neatly explores Hume’s attack on the argument from miracles. Defaceo marked it as to-read Jan 22, The Logic of Miracles — Part 3: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

His early publications focused on ethics, most notably utilitarianismand determinism.

Megan Cole marked it as to-read Apr 09, The next chapter provides an exhaustive examination of various forms of the so-called ” logical problem of evil ,” concluding that the sort of deity discussed by philosophers and theologians, one that is perfect in every way, can be proven not to exist by appeal to the nature of our world.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Seth McMullan marked it as to-read Apr 06, Justin rated it liked it May 28, Sobel’s work here is precise, detailed, and, in the end, I think, accurate. Recommended for those with good training in philosophy and formal logic. Anthony Lawson marked it as to-read Dec 26,