David Hume’s Argument Against MiracleswithGeorge Williams

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George Williams, PhD, has a wide, interdisciplinary background. As an undergraduate, he studied engineering at Vanderbilt and worked at IBM for 8 years. He switched to a different direction and studied literature at Maharishi International University, where he also became very curious about the notion of group consciousness. Then, he pursued a doctorate in economics at Northwestern University. Since the late 90s, he has worked for a government agency.. But during that time, he began to focus on what the parapsychological data can tell us about the nature of consciousness.

Here he focuses on the influential eighteenth century, Scottish philosopher, David Hume, his philosophy of naturalism, and his argument against religious miracles. He examines how that argument has been wrongly used by those hostile to parapsychology.

00:00 Introduction

02:05 David Hume

05:43 Naturalism

09:13 Miracles

13:33 Parapsychology

24:41 Consciousness

29:33 Religion

33:05 Paradigms

42:05 Ground of being

45:19 Non-locality

48:38 Conclusion

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(Recorded on September 20, 2023)

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Published on October 13, 2023


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