Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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McGinn, Colin
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Mysticism I 35
Mysticism/M/McGinn: Takes the concept related facts at face value, but is unable to accept them as something simply inexplicable like the follower of non-traceability. (But raises further claim).
I 63
McGinnVsMysticim: the problem is not that a lot on mysticism is undoubtedly wrong but that it is incoherent. It is no position in logical space. What content actually has the concept of the supernatural? - "The supernatural is the reified ignorance of the people."
I 138
Free will (According to McGinn): Mysticism: the will is perhaps the natural home of the non-naturalist. He will say that there is surely nothing in the world of experience, which differs so starkly from the routine processes of causality and predictability, like an act of free choice.
By free choice we made the otherworldly aspect of our existence proof. Natural expression of the soul, far from human processes.
McGinnVsMysticism: this is not a response to the initial argument (determinism = indeterminism).
Is our supernatural soul determined, or is it not? The question is therefore only postponed. God himself would face the dilemma.
I 160
Mystification: we have knowledge a priori by divine revelation. Plato, Goedel: Thesis: there is a special faculty of mathematical intuition that brings us inexplicably with the abstract reality in conjunction.
II 104
Human ignorance is no proof that the answer must be supernatural.

C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vern├╝nftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? M├╝nchen 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-29