David Hume's Miracles

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Miracles are defined to be improbable and display extraordinary events by defying natural and or scientific laws of nature. For instance, a patient whom is given a duration of life expectancy due to a progressed and aggressive cancer who results in full recovery and stable health condition. That in itself defies the expected outcome due to non knowledgeable circumstances, something that nor I or a medical professional could explain or account for. However, for Hume he rejects the conception of miracles due to his ideologies on objective truths, and sound facts. He states in the Enquiry X, that miracles “ are a violation of laws of nature.......No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its…show more content…
Rationalism vs Empiricism).That is the Empiricism thesis and there’s no denying Hume’s usage of it in his account on Miracles. Sense perception is how we draw conclusions of our profound reality, when judging a situation one tends to use previous recollected experience to arise to a result. With Miracles, Hume 's stance is miracles go against our immense amount of experience on how the world operates fundamentally. So, if we absorb miracles as having truth values we really don’t have any factual bases on our interpretation of the world. When one operates a motor vehicle we use sense perception we known that when we abruptly, slam on the pedal it proceeds with vast acceleration. One wouldn’t promptly press the gas pedal in rush hour, bumper to bumper traffic because due to recollected experience we know the scientific universal laws that it would result in…show more content…
However, what happens when a claim occurs so wide-spread that instead of taking Hume’s stance what happens if the depth(witnesses) overrides our notion of laws of nature. Instead of the scale heavily dependent upon laws of nature vs miracle, suppose its more heavily dependent upon common knowledge over the constant laws of nature.For instance, as previously mentioned in the previous stated example everyone has heard of miraculous recoveries in individuals who have terminal illness. Medical professionals are throughly trained to the extent of being able to provide precise assessments of life expectancy based on objective truths(condition, welfare, patient status). Yet, their reality gets consecutively defied when a cancer patient who has 2 weeks to live, results in making a turning point recovery. Hume assumes that if we can’t appeal to rational truths of our reality, we can’t have bases for believing the unknown or currently claims unknowledgeable to human comprehension. Yet, every law of nature now in today’s modern day society was once not a universal rule of nature. For instance, gravity before Sir Isaac Newton a profound physicist people drew their conclusions as to

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