Hume , Miracles , and Probabilities : Meeting Earman ’ s Challenge

The centrepiece of Earman‟s provocatively titled book Hume’s Abject Failure: The Argument against Miracles (OUP, 2000) is a probabilistic interpretation of Hume‟s famous „maxim‟ concerning the credibility of miracle reports, followed by an aggressive critique of the maxim when thus interpreted. He argues that the first part of this maxim, once its obscurity… CONTINUE READING