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Faculty of Philosophy


Prof. M. D. Potter

4 lectures, Michaelmas Term 2018, weeks 1 to 4, Thursdays at 3pm in LB6

Intended audience

This course is aimed at those studying the Part IA Metaphysics and Mind paper. The key reading for the course is Hume, `Of miracles', § 10 of the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748).


The handout are available here for downloading (from Cambridge web addresses only). As will swiftly become apparent, however, these handouts are not readily comprehensible independent of the lectures to which they refer.

  1. Defining the concept
  2. Hume on testimony
  3. Independence
  4. Religion without miracles?