Available Fall 2023
Miracles are a special way in which God makes himself manifest. They are a key topic in the philosophy of religion. Are miracles possible? And if yes, can we know that they have occurred? Answering these questions involves a range of philosophical and theological topics, such as: What is a law of nature? and: What is the nature of causality? It requires answering questions about probability, epistemology, metaphysics, and historiography. The freedom of God and petitionary prayer, the possibility of revelation and its relation to reason – all these will have to play a role. Numerous philosophers and theologians have contributed to the debate, especially since D. Hume. We will engage selected texts of this ongoing conversation.
Seminar Coordinator: Anselm Ramelow, OP