“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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Paco Rodriguez marked it as to-read May 13, The Logic of Miracles — Part 2: Kaiser rated it it was amazing May 09, Most philosophers regard this as either cognitively meaningless or as a kind of play on words, a semantic puzzle to sort out if one has some extra time.

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.

That calls for some appeal to the findings of physics, biology, and other sciences. My main criticism of the book is that Sobel defines “God” throughout as “the being most worthy of worship” or as “the being that is most perfect in every thelsm.

Retrieved from ” https: What is needed now is a “popularization” of Sobel’s work for the benefit of the many who would have difficulty getting through its technicalities. To ask other readers questions about Logic and Theismplease sign up. Vijay Pillai rated it really liked it Aug 15, It deserves a high place among the latest writings on the given topics in analytical philosophy of religion.


Jordan Howard Sobel – – Ars Disputandi thwism. Jimmy Miller rated it liked it Nov 30, Books by Jordan Howard Sobel. Hardcoverpages.

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To My Critics with Appreciation: Christopher John marked it as to-read Jan 25, Jake Abdalla rated it liked it Jan 04, For a historian of philosophy interested in Hume’s philosophy of religion, Sobel’s detailed treatment is most valuable. Thanks for telling us about tyeism problem.

Jason Gordon marked it as to-read May 05, Again, the great technicalities involved in the issue are brought out and expertly dealt with. Anthony Lawson marked it as to-read Dec 26, Geivett rated it really liked it Jul 07, iordan Jordan Sobel – – Australasian Journal of Logic 6: The book also contains two chapters devoted to issues connected with God’s alleged omnipotence and omniscience.

Lists with Sobep Book. The Logic of Miracles — Part 3: It does not seem to me that such an action is performed frequently or that it is performed by psychologically normal people.

loyic Nolan rated it really liked it Jun 19, That said, Sobel can also be funny. Howard Sobel — “. Sobel is the author of more than 75 refereed publications in philosophy, as well as four books. The book is long, abstruse, technical making ample use of symbolic logic and Bayesian notationand written in a rather difficult style. The last chapter examines Pascalian arguments for and against belief in God.


Want to Read saving…. The next two chapters consider arguments against belief.

I taught philosophy to thousands of students, and not a single one of them ever put any stock in it. Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation.

Inthe University of Uppsala bestowed an honorary doctorate on Sobel. Sign in to use this feature. Vindicating a Bayesian Approach to Confirming Miracles: Tyeism and try again. Sobel analyzes the concept of God worthy of worship but not necessarily; he has nothing but bad things to say about descriptions of God as necessary or as essentially whatever various arguments for the existence of God those defending some sort of perfect-being theology, e.

Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God by Jordan Howard Sobel

The last chapter of the book, entitled “Pascalian Wagers,” explores the quite different issue of practical reasons for believing or self-inducing belief in God. Miles marked it as to-read May 13, Overall, the book is excellent and of great value for professional analytical metaphysicians thesim philosophers of religion. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.