Miracles are not violations of the laws of nature because the laws do not entail regularities

Wachter, Daniel von (2015) Miracles are not violations of the laws of nature because the laws do not entail regularities. TBA. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Some have tried to make miracles compatible with the laws of nature by re-defining them as something other than interventions. By contrast, this article argues that although miracles are divine interventions, they are not violations of the laws of nature. Miracles are also not exceptions to the laws, nor do the laws not apply to them. The laws never have exceptions, they never are violated or suspended. They probably are necessary and unchangeable. They apply to divine interventions too. We need to reconsider not miracles but laws. The main claim of this article is that laws of nature do not entail regularities, and that therefore miracles do not violate the laws. We need a new theory of the laws of nature, the tendency theory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: laws of nature, miracles
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Metaphysik
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Religionsphilosophie, Religionskritik
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel von Wachter
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 10:16
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 10:16
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2467

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