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Is there an ontological distinction between magic and the supernatural?

It seems to me that magic is referring to the intervention of someone in the (accepted) laws of a system in order to attain something that otherwise cound not be attained, metaphorically speaking &...
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Is there an ontological distinction between magic and the supernatural?

As a preamble, I consider it to be poor practice to use the term "supernatural" for the non-physical. "Natural" has a very clear meaning in epistemology -- it describes the items/...
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Is there an ontological distinction between magic and the supernatural?

There are technical philosophical glosses of the concept of magic in modern fantasy writing. The problematique starts at the narrative level: "Is the guiding problem of the story a problem posed ...
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Is there an ontological distinction between magic and the supernatural?

There is no such thing as supernatural. Everything that exists is natural. Magic comes in two flavours: Entertainment magic creates an illusion of something impossible. "Real" magic is ...
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Is there an ontological distinction between magic and the supernatural?

The range of supernaturalism is much broader and more general than the religious doctrines contained in the Book of Concord. Taking the definitions from wikipedia (emphasis J.W.): The supernatural is ...
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Does Plantinga view God as knowing precisely what a human being will choose to do?

Are belief and knowing different constraints? (Semantic clarification required) Pike made God temporally constrained - which I believe (sic) is problematic for an omniscient being anyway - we know ...
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