Some Problems with Miracles and a Religious Approach to Them

  • Agnaldo Cuoco PortugalEmail author
Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 34)


In this chapter I analyze three types of problem regarding the concept of miracle: the definitional question (what is the meaning of ‘miracle’?), the epistemological challenge (can the belief in miracles be rational?), and the ethical issue (is anything wrong in claiming that a miracle has occurred?). My goal here is to compare a skeptical and a religious point of view regarding miracles concerning these problems in order to better understand and evaluate this concept in current philosophy of religion.


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  1. 1.University of BrasiliaBrasíliaBrazil

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