“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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Aaron marked it as to-read Aug 22, Again, the great technicalities involved in the issue are brought out and expertly dealt with. Akira marked it as to-read Jul 19, Books by Jordan Howard Sobel. Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation. His work there howrd excellent. 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.

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

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

For a historian of philosophy interested in Hume’s philosophy of religion, Sobel’s detailed treatment is most valuable. His focus is not so much on issues of fact and content as on issues of definition and logical structure. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms osbel Use and Privacy Policy.


Steven marked it as to-read May 05, This book is a valuable resource for philosophers of religion and theologians and jkrdan logicians and mathematicians as well.

Justin rated it liked it May 28, Jordan Howard Sobel – – Ars Disputandi 4.

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 sort of perfect-being theology, e. He first takes up the evidential problem of evil and argues that the evidence we have makes atheism more likely than theism.

Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God

Christopher John marked it as to-read Jan 25, The last chapter examines Pascalian arguments for and against belief in God. William Lane Craig – – Philosophia Christi 8 2: Skepticism about Religion — Part 6: The main emphasis of the book is on logic rather than theism. Jordan Sobel – – Australasian Journal of Logic 6: Sobel’s work here is precise, detailed, and, in the end, I think, accurate.

This issue of the definition of “God” strikes me as the weakest part of the book. Essays on Rational Choice.


Jordan Howard Sobel

Beliefs, Desires and Minimal Rationality. Of Philosophy, Uppsala University. Such people should make every effort to obtain a copy. Howard Sobel — “. Essays in Honour of Jordan Howard Sobel. The next two chapters consider arguments against belief. He would be more likely to point out where a line of reasoning is deductively invalid than where it is factually inaccurate.

May 28, David Goetz rated it liked it Shelves: The Logic of Miracles — Part 3: Archived from the original on May 15, Jaice Cooperrider marked it as to-read Jun 25, Among other things, he patiently examines the many arguments and replies contained in David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

The book also contains two chapters devoted to issues connected with God’s alleged omnipotence and omniscience. This article has no associated abstract.

Jake Abdalla rated it liked it Jan 04, Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy amd this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. They seek arguments that are both cogent and persuasive, the sort that are presented in public debates on the existence of God. Miles marked it as to-read May 13, Return to Book Page. Jordan Howard Sobel – – Philosophia Christi 8 2: