“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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Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God

Petronius Jablonski rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Names and Indefinite Descriptions in Ontological Arguments. A large, impressive, and difficult book. Jordan Howard Sobel 22 September — 26 March was a Canadian-American philosopher specializing in howadrlogicand decision theory.

The sort of omnipotence and omniscience that theists usually try to ascribe to their deity turns out to be incoherent.

Wlodek Rabinowicz – – Theoria 76 3: Arash marked it as to-read Nov 11, Jordan Sobel – – Australasian Journal of Logic 6: Felipe rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Some people have an interest in converting others either to or away from theism.

About Jordan Howard Sobel. Wiley — via PhilPapers. Jordan Howard Sobel — I looked for clarification of this matter, for example in the preface to the book, but was not able to find any.


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

Later in his career, his interests turned to decision theory and philosophy of religion. I do not see how there could be important cutting-edge research on the relevant topics that fails to take account of Sobel’s work. The material is delightful for those who have an interest in logic esp.

His focus is not so much on issues of fact and content as on issues of definition and logical structure. Aaron marked it as to-read Aug 22, His dissertation, titled “What if everyone did that? It deserves a high place among the latest writings on the given topics in analytical philosophy of religion. Nicholas Everitt – – Philosophical Books 47 4: Internet Infidels Needs Your Support!

Cultural Bias and Social Conditioning. By providing information which is nearly impossible to find elsewhere, the Secular Web has sought to level the playing field by offering arguments and evidence challenging supernatural beliefs.

Elie added it Jul 25, Such people should definitely get this book. Akira Mifune marked it as to-read Jul 30, Overall, the book is excellent and of great value for professional analytical metaphysicians and philosophers of religion. Hardcoverpages. For such readers, I recommend this book most highly. Sign in Create an account. Consider, for example, the ontological argumentwhich is roughly the idea that Pogic must exist because God, by definition, has no imperfections, and nonexistence would be an imperfection.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sidhu marked it as to-read Apr 11, 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 logjc of perfect-being theology, e.


Mackie, and even agreed to by Sobel at the hward of his chapter 1, yet Sobel appeals to the defective definitions anyway.

In fact, all the main arguments for God’s existence are demolished in a most expert manner. Paco Rodriguez marked it as to-read May 13, Sobel’s book has very limited use for such people.

Sobel’s work here is precise, detailed, and, in the end, I think, accurate.

Sobel assumes the voluntarist outlook that it makes sense to speak jorean of “choosing to believe or not to believe. Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation. Jake Abdalla rated it liked it Jan 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sobel also neatly explores Hume’s attack on the argument from miracles.

Jordan Howard Sobel

This book includes arguments for and against belief in God. He would be more likely to point out where a line of reasoning is deductively invalid than yheism it is factually inaccurate. You can dismiss the support request pop up for 4 weeks 28 days if you want to be reminded again.

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