Author(s): ?smail ??M?EK
Since the beginning of his existence, human being has given meaning to the events and phenomena that he experienced; and he has named some events, which he is unable to comprehend or explain logically with natural rationale, as miracle attributing to the interference of God or to suspension of natural laws by God. This issue, which takes an important place in intellectual history, has been discussed by several philosophers and theologians especially after David Hume’s classical explanation of miracle. One of the crucial points of these discussions is, undoubtedly, whether Spinoza, one of the most influential philosophers of 17th century, included miracle in his philosophy. In this study, we will investigate miracle with its classical definition in intellectual history in terms of Spinoza’s doctrine.