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Probability and theistic explanation

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theism.,
  • Religion -- Philosophy.,
  • God.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-189) and index.

    StatementRobert Prevost.
    SeriesOxford theological monographs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD555 .P87 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination195 p. ;
    Number of Pages195
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1873398M
    ISBN 100198267355
    LC Control Number90033121

      To render probable; to support or give confidence as to the likelihood of a conclusion. , John Leslie Mackie, Truth, Probability and Paradox: Studies in Philosophical Logic, →ISBN: It might be objected that such premisses probabilify such a conclusion only in the absence of other evidence, that C's being B may be made more or less likely if we. Here, their project is rather different: "This book is our effort to advance a cumulative abductive moral argument for God's existence" (8). The result is a very lively and interesting discussion of why, on their view, the existence of a theistic God best explains a number of facets of the moral life.


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This book is the first full length comparison of these two men and their styles of justifying religious belief.

The first half addresses the issues of rationality, endorsing Mitchell's methodology; the second half explores the concept of theistic explanation and demonstrates that the ontological argument has a place in the comprehensive Cited by: 3. Probability and Theistic Explanation is the first full length comparison of these two men and their styles of justifying religious belief.

The first half addresses the issues of rationality, endorsing Mitchell’s methodology; the second half explores the concept of theistic explanation and demonstrates that the ontological argument has a place. Probability and theistic explanation.

[Robert Prevost] -- In the past twenty years, interest in the epistemic status of religious belief has greatly increased. This book is the first full length comparison of these two men and their styles of justifying religious belief.

The first half addresses the issues of rationality, endorsing Mitchell. Read the full-text online edition of Probability and Theistic Explanation (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Probability and Theistic Explanation.

Probability and Theistic Explanation. By Robert Prevost. No cover image. Probability and Theistic Explanation. By. Frequency or a posteriori Probability: Is the ratio of the number αthat an event Ahas occurred out of ntrials, i.e.

P(A)=α/n. Example: Assume that we flip a coin times and we observe heads. Then the a posteriori probability is P(A)=α/n=/ = (this is also the relative frequency).File Size: KB. In this book you will find the basics of probability theory and statistics.

In addition, there are several topics that go somewhat beyond the basics but that ought to be present in an introductory course: simulation, the Poisson process, the law of large numbers, and the central limit theorem. Computers. This book had its start with a course given jointly at Dartmouth College with Professor John Kemeny.

I am indebted to Professor Kemeny for convincing me that it is both useful and fun to use the computer in the study of probability. He has continuously and generously shared his ideas on probability and computing with me.

Probability Spaces Here and throughout the book, terms being defined are set in boldface. We begin with the most basic quantity. A probability Probability and theistic explanation book is a triple (Ω,F,P) where Ω is a set of “outcomes,” F is a set of “events,” and P: F → [0,1] is a function that assigns probabilities to events.

Probability and Theistic Explanation By Robert Prevost Clarendon Press, Read preview Overview He Who Is: A Study in Traditional Theism By E. Mascall Longmans, Green, e-books in Probability & Statistics category Probability and Statistics: A Course for Physicists and Engineers by Arak M.

Mathai, Hans J. Haubold - De Gruyter Open, This is an introduction to concepts of probability theory, probability distributions relevant in the applied sciences, as well as basics of sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing. “An increasing number of evangelicals are advocating theistic evolution as the best explanation of human origins, thereby Probability and theistic explanation book the special creation of a historical Adam.

Without taking any specific view as to the age to the earth, this important new book demonstrates that theistic evolution fails to take proper account of Genesis 1–3 as. Probability Definition in Math. Probability is a measure of the likelihood of an event to occur.

Many events cannot be predicted with total certainty. We can predict only the chance of an event to occur i.e. how likely they are to happen, using it. Probability can range in from 0 to 1, where 0 means the event to be an impossible one and 1. And insofar as these criteria are important to adjudicating among competing theories of theistic explanation, moral concurrentism has an advantage over standard natural law theory and the various forms of theological voluntarism.

The book also contains very interesting discussions of the relation between theories of natural law and moral law Reviews: 1. This book has been written primarily to answer the growing need for a one-semester course in probability and probability distributions for University and Polytechnic students in engineering and.

The “Intrinsic Probability” of Theism by Ben Mines Before coming to the evidence for the existence of God, a preliminary question needs to be asked: How plausible is it, a priori, that God exists. Consider the case of John and Jane. John assumes that the existence of God is profoundly unlikely and therefore views theistic [ ].

Similar books and articles. Probability and Theistic Explanation. Robert PREVOST - - Oxford University Press. Modal Theistic Arguments. Graham Oppy - - Sophia 32 (2) Who Are the Best Judges of Theistic Arguments. Mark T. Nelson - - Sophia 35. Undoubtedly to the applause of many theists, the back cover of the book claims that "No other work has made a more powerful case for the probability of the existence of God." If one wants to challenge the notion that God exists, or that it is rational to believe in God, one needs to tackle the arguments in Swinburne's book.

Weiss, A Course in Probability covers at least nearly all of these topics. It's also very readable. There's a strange problem with probability and stats textbooks where the notation of explanation is exceptionally shoddy and non-rigorous.

This book usually doesn't suffer from that deficiency. (Series Index) This post continues the discussion of Chapter 5 of Gregory Dawes's book Theism and Explanation that began here. As noted last time, Dawes is trying to argue that theistic explanations cannot be a priori wiped from the explanatory menu.

They can be genuine intentional explanations: they can explain events and states of affairs by relating them to a set of beliefs, desires. Does God's existence make a difference to how we explain morality.

Mark C. Murphy critiques the two dominant theistic accounts of morality—natural law theory and divine command theory—and presents a novel third view. He argues that we can value natural facts about humans and their good, while keeping God at the centre of our moral explanations.

For example, the world's most vulnerable people are often those who suffer the most, whereas oppressors are often able to prosper. That is, theistic explanations of our world's suffering easily slip into, e.g., the just world fallacy, racist ideology (i.e., that God favors some race(s) of people over others), or patriarchal ideology.

Given Swinburne's probability considerations and epistemological framework, the AC raises the probability of theism, but does not establish conclusively the truth of theism. In Swinburne's view, theistic or personal explanation would amount to "God['s] intervention in the natural order bring[ing] about [human persons]" (Swinburne,).

This post continues the discussion of Chapter 5 of Gregory Dawes’s book Theism and Explanation that began here.

As noted last time, Dawes is trying to argue that theistic explanations cannot be a priori wiped from the explanatory menu. They can be genuine intentional explanations: they can explain events and states of affairs by relating them. Probability and Theistic Explanation (Oxford Theological Monographs) Probability and Theistic Explanation Logos Bible Software.

However, given the fact that the sign is resistible, one would not expect that even the probability that God exists could be definitely fixed as high (p. 59). The book's subtitle promises a 'new look' at theistic arguments, and this attempt to use the idea that these arguments are based on signs to assess the prospects of their success does.

Spectrum of theistic probability from the book the god delusion by Richard Dawkins. 1 Strong theist. % probability of God. In the words of Carl Jung: "I do not believe, I know." 2 De facto theist.

Very high probability but short of %. "I don't know for certain, but I strongly believe in God and live my life on the assumption that he is. The new explanation is corroborated if it accounts for something that the old explanation does not account for (and should have been able to account for).

This could be an issue when looking at theistic explanations because there is often no competing explanation. For example, Richard Swinburne claims that God can explain the laws of nature. Sean McDowell: Recently, you co-edited a massive book, about pages in length, called Theistic Evolution, with J.P.

Moreland, Wayne Grudem and a few others. Let me play the skeptic a little bit and say, what's the big deal about evolution. Why commit so much time — theistic evolution — to critiquing a view held by some other believers.

In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins posits that "the existence of God is a scientific hypothesis like any other." He goes on to propose a continuous "spectrum of probabilities" between two extremes of opposite certainty, which can be represented by seven "milestones".Dawkins suggests definitive statements to summarize one's place along the spectrum of theistic probability.

The book is divided into four sections: 1. The Sovereignty of God 2. God as the Foundation for Chance 3. Probability 4. Probability and Mathematics There are also 10 Appendices that cover a range of topics, including gambling and why you can never win and a variety of topics on statistics and probability/5(15).

pleasure in the world. And let a theistic story be any attempt to explain certain facts about evil or good in terms of theism.

Draper claims that (C) O is antecedently much more probable on the assumption that HI is true than on the assumption that theism is true. That is, given what we know apart from O, the probability of O on HI is much greater. Summary. An account of the resurgence of philosophical theism in our time, including a brief survey of prominent anti-theistic arguments such as the presumption of atheism, the incoherence of theism, and the problem of evil, along with a defense of theistic arguments like the contingency argument, the cosmological argument, the teleological argument, and the moral argument.

10 dangers of theistic evolution. In no other historical book do we find so many and such valuable statements of purpose for man, as in the Bible. For example: Man is God’s purpose in creation (Genesis –28). Man is the purpose of God’s plan of redemption (Isaiah ). The Presumption of Naturalism and the Probability of Miracles: A Reply to Keith Parsons () Don McIntosh.

In "The Will to Believe" William James passed along an unorthodox definition of faith attributed to an anonymous schoolboy: "Faith is when you believe something that you know ain't true.".

This book is a creative engagement at the intersection of meta-ethics and the analytic philosophy of religion.

Without losing sight of explanatory considerations, Murphy proposes an explanation focused approach. Specifically, he argues that given God's existence we ought to assume that God has a direct explanatory role concerning the moral law/5(3).

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P (A) Name: Probability function. Explanation: Used to represent the probability of event A. P (A ∩ B). "That "Spectrum of theistic probability" even seeks to "define atheism", when our article doesn't appear to convey that." It doesn't seek to define it but it is based on a definition of atheism that is controversial.

"That multiple "philosophers such as" have advanced such a criticism. "Fair enoungh, the reference never said anything about that. The Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics is a collection of topics of current research interests in both pure and applied statistics and probability developments in the field and classical methods.

This series provides essential and invaluable reading for all statisticians, whether in academia, industry, government, or research. In his book "The God Delusion," Richard Dawkins talked about the Spectrum of Theistic Probability, a spectrum that everyone lays on somewhere.

Dawkins described himself as a "" and I myself am somewhere in the number 5. xvii, pages ; 24 cm. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Camera. If I had concluded that theism had only a 2% likelihood of being correct, and Christianity had only a 4% likelihood of being the correct theistic explanation, by the time I got to the Resurrection the likelihood would be “It’s complete nonsense, not worth discussing.”.The status quo has been to appeal to "natural theology," non-theological areas of discussion which attempt to bring one to the conclusion that some kind of theistic being exists, and from there establish that Christianity is the true formulation of what, exactly, this theistic being is/wants/does, etc by examining revealed theistic truths (aka.

A Conversation with Theistic Evolutionist Hans Vodder Douglas Axe @DougAxe. JPM Having read my book — Undeniable — Hans was instrumental in setting up that event to foster critical dialog over the book’s that the probability distribution might make a big difference if the search has cumulative power and the.