Defining Miracles: Violations of the Laws of Nature

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Abstract

Philosophers have made numerous and varied attempts to analyse the concept of a miracle. To the end, an assortment of necessary and sufficient conditions for the truth an instantiation of a miracle have been offered. In this paper we discuss one of the most common of these conditions ' the violation restriction. This restriction holds that all miracles involve a violation of a law of nature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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