“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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pavel is currently reading it Sep 23, Mackie, and even agreed to by Sobel at the end of his chapter 1, yet Sobel appeals to the defective definitions anyway. His early publications focused on ethics, most notably utilitarianismand determinism. And the “loving humanity” part would make connection with the argument from evil as well. Nicholas Everitt – – Philosophical Books 47 4: Uppsala Philosophical Studies Sobel has enjoyed a close relationship with the University of UppsalaSweden, holding two visiting professorships in, —, and then onwards until To My Critics with Appreciation: Sobel’s work here is precise, detailed, and, in the end, I think, accurate.


Sobel’s treatment of the topic is superior to most.

Sobel assumes the voluntarist outlook that it makes sense to speak literally of “choosing to believe or not to believe. Drange and Internet Infidels, Inc.

Refresh and try again. The arguments for the belief are analyzed in the first six chapters and include ontological arguments from Anselm through Godel; the cosmological arguments of Aquinas and Leibniz; and arguments from evidence for design and miracles.

Akira marked it as to-read Jul 19, Consider, for example, the ontological argumentwhich is roughly the idea that God must exist because Theiwm, by definition, has no imperfections, and nonexistence would be an imperfection.

Christopher John marked it as to-read Jan 25, Of Philosophy, Uppsala University. Jimmy Miller rated it liked it Nov 30, Later in his career, his interests turned to decision theory and philosophy of religion. The main emphasis of the book is on logic rather than theism.

They seek arguments that are both cogent and persuasive, the sort that are presented in public debates on the existence of God. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jordan Hooward Sobel 22 September — 26 March was a Canadian-American philosopher specializing in ethicslogicand decision theory.


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Is it just that there are two people involved, so the beliefs are numerically different? However, Sobel does discuss at great length various versions of the cosmological argument and the argument from designincluding the so-called fine-tuning argument. Nelson rated it it was amazing Feb 13, I looked for clarification of this matter, for example in the preface to the book, but was not able to find any.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The last chapter examines Pascalian arguments for and against belief in God. About Jordan Howard Sobel.

A “Sobel for Dummies” is in order. The Logic of Miracles — Part 5: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God”. It is directed mainly at professional analytical philosophers logoc a background in both deductive and inductive logic.