A General View of the Criminal Law of England

A General View of the Criminal Law of England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...are nor ought to bo believed. The Christian miracles would no doubt be incredible to an atheist. They are credible to Christians because Christians believe, on other grounds, in a cause capable of producing them, namely, the existence of a God able and likely on certain occasions to be willing to perform them. The cases commonly put of improbabilities which turned out It is difficult to pass without observation the famous question of Hume's Essay on Miracles. The point at which Hume was at issue with Christianity was not so much his view about miracles as his conception of tho Divine character. Humo would havo admitted that the will of God was a cause adequate to produce a miracle, but he denied that men can ever know that such a will exists. His words are: "Though the Being to whom tho miracle is ascribed "be in this case Almighty, it does not upon that account becomo a whit more "probable, since it is impossible for us to know the attributes or actions of such "a Being otherwise than by the experience which we have of his productions "in tho usual course of nature."--Essays, II. 145, ed. 1793. In the Essay on a particular Providence, the same thought is elaborately workod out Paley's answer to Hume is based on the assumption of the existence of God. He sums it up thus: "In a word, onco believe that there is a God, and miracles are not improbable." to be true, are all cases in which evidence to show that the Chap.vii. apparent improbability was not a real one, might have been Cases of and was not given. In the absence of such evidence those tle'asserwho disbelieved them did right. If the Dutch ambassador tjon8 had performed one or two simple experiments he might have the event put the King of Siam...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753682
  • 9781236753687