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Single Idea 2228

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / e. Miracles]

Full Idea

There must be a uniform experience against every miraculous event, otherwise the event would not merit that appellation.

Gist of Idea

All experience must be against a supposed miracle, or it wouldn't be called 'a miracle'


David Hume (Enquiry Conc Human Understanding [1748], X.I.90)

Book Reference

Hume,David: 'Enquiries Conc. Human Understanding, Morals', ed/tr. Selby-Bigge/Nidditch [OUP 1975], p.115