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).
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."
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.
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.
Human ignorance is no proof that the answer must be supernatural._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996
The Mysteriouy Flame. Conscious Minds in a Material World, New York 1999
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001