"The discussion of terms constitutes one of the most valuable features of the book. Undergraduates embarking on a study of Hume will benefit immensely from the definitions themselves and from the discussion of issues implicit in the definitions of these terms. Graduates will benefit from examining closely reasoned arguments. . . .While the volume will not change the minds of confirmed Humeans, it does constitute a needed counterweight in Humean studies. "—Choice. June, 2000.
"Johnson defends Hume's own treatment from some of the usual barbs, and presents as clear a statement of Hume's reasoning as I have seen anywhere."—William Harper, University of Alabama. Philosophy in Review, Vol. 20, No. 4-6, Aug-Dec. 2000
"Johnson writes concisely and argues incisively. These qualities, though creating difficulties for undergraduates, will be attractive to philosophers reading this inventive and very worthwhile . . . contribution to the miracles debate."—John Gill, University of Adelaide. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 79, No. 3, Sept. 2001
"This short book. . . consists of an incisive and illuminating critical study of Hume's celebrated chapter, 'Of Miracles,' and of the elaborations and defenses of that line of argument by several later philosophers. . . There is much to be learned here about testimony and miracles, about the doing of philosophy, and in some cases about the history of philosophy."—George I. Mavrodes, University of Michigan. Philosophia Christi,Vol. 3, No. 1
"A book of quality, brevity, and, in many places, charm, Hume, Holism and Miracles is a major contribution both to the philosophy of religion and to Hume scholarship."—Robert Audi, University of Nebraska
About the Author
David Johnson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University. He is the author of Truth without Paradox.