“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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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.

Consider, for example, the ontological argumentwhich is roughly the idea that God must exist because God, adn definition, has no imperfections, and nonexistence would be an imperfection.

The next two chapters consider arguments against belief. The book also contains two chapters devoted to issues connected with God’s alleged omnipotence and omniscience.

Logic and Theism: Arguments for and Against Beliefs in God

In fact, all the main arguments for God’s existence are demolished in a most expert manner. Steven marked it as to-read May 05, Among other things, he patiently examines the many arguments and replies contained in David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.


Science Logic and Mathematics. The last chapter examines Pascalian arguments for and against belief in God. Aaron marked it as to-read Aug 22, Jordan Howard Sobel – – Dialogue 22 2: The last chapter examines This book includes arguments for and against belief in God.

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Review of Logic and Theism

Showing that God Exists. Jimmy Miller rated it liked it Nov 30, Skepticism about Religion — Part 6: In what way is one person’s belief in God different from another’s? That is a point made by J.

They have a value-component that prevents any God-talk that employs them from being objective. Mackie, and even agreed to by Sobel at the end of his chapter 1, yet Sobel appeals to the defective definitions anyway.

Vijay Pillai rated it really liked it Aug 15, A large, impressive, and difficult book.


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He went on to earn an M. Graham Oppy – – Philo 9 theisj The book is long, abstruse, technical making ample use of symbolic logic and Bayesian notationand written in a rather difficult style. Trivia About Logic and Theism His focus is not so much on issues of fact and content as on issues of definition and logical structure.

Jaice Cooperrider marked it as to-read Jun 25, The Logic of Miracles — Part 2: My main criticism of the book is that Sobel defines “God” throughout as “the being most worthy of worship” or as “the being that is most perfect in every way. This book includes arguments for and against belief in God. Jordan Howard Sobel —