“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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Erick marked it as to-read Aug 28, Marcus marked it as to-read Jun 14, A “Sobel for Dummies” is in order.

Stephen rated it really liked it Mar 11, The arguments for the belief are analyzed in the first six chapters and include ontological arguments from Anselm through Godel; the cosmological arguments of Aquinas and Leibniz; and arguments from evidence for design and miracles. Uppsala Philosophical Studies Jordan Howard Sobel — Jordan Howard Sobel 22 September — 26 March was a Canadian-American philosopher specializing in ethicslogicand decision theory.

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About Jordan Howard Sobel. Felipe rated it it jodran amazing Aug 18, 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.


Sobel assumes the voluntarist outlook that it makes sense to speak literally of “choosing to believe or hkward to believe. Later in his career, his interests turned to decision theory and philosophy of religion. Want to Read saving….

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The book also contains two chapters devoted to issues connected with God’s alleged omnipotence and omniscience. Nevertheless, for those up to reading it who have an interest in its topics, it is a most valuable work.

The Logic of Miracles — Part 5: Theism, Fideism, Atheism, Agnosticism. Logic, Ethics and All That Jazz: Anthony Lawson marked it as to-read Dec 26, Aside from the voluntarism issue, the chapter does a good job in exploring the various different practical reasons that advocates of the so-called ” Pascal’s wager ” have put forward.

Cambridge University Press — via PhilPapers. The next chapter provides an exhaustive examination of various forms of the so-called ” logical problem of evil ,” concluding that the sort of deity discussed ane philosophers and theologians, one that is perfect in every way, can be proven not to exist by appeal to the nature of our world.


In an ocean of religious confusion, help us maintain a drop of sanity! But for the average person with an interest in arguments for and against God’s existence, it would be quite safe to pass it by.

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Sign in Create an account. Nevertheless, Sobel devotes densely packed pages to the ontological argument.

Showing that God Exists. The last chapter examines Pascalian arguments for and against belief in God.