New PDF release: Alternative concepts of God: essays on the metaphysics of

By Andrei A. Buckareff, Yujin Nagasawa

ISBN-10: 0198722257

ISBN-13: 9780198722250

The idea that of God in keeping with conventional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally comprises the next theses: (i) there's one God; (ii) God is an omniscient, all-powerful, and morally ideal agent; (iii) God is the author ex nihilo of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists; and (iv) God is an immaterial substance that's ontologically particular from the universe. Proponents of different concepts Read more...


in line with conventional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism, God is an omniscient, all-powerful, and morally ideal agent. This quantity indicates that philosophy of faith must take seriously Read more...

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That is, we suppose that being shown the logical consequences of your beliefs will not require revision of them. Given this idealization, the hitherto unnoticed a priori must be restricted to the synthetic a priori. If, however, we are prepared to live with the required formal mess, we can make sense of discovering an analytic truth. 11 The Cosmological Argument may also be deployed against Bayes-proof Atheism and Agnosticism. It supports pantheism over traditional theism if a totally indeterminate physical Universe is a more likely hypothesis for an initial necessary being than a non-physical simple God.

I stipulate that the Self is the mind abstracted from the details of the contents of awareness. The mind on the other hand includes these details. By a soul I mean either the Self or the mind if it is a spirit. 6 Functionalism is the theory of mind that characterizes the various mental states by their role in a complicated network of causal interactions with other mental states with stimuli and with behaviour. It is then assumed, plausibly enough, that brain processes can play these roles. the personal pantheist conception of god 27 to avoid predators, and seeking the warmth, to be near their next feed.

Substance Dualism may be contrasted with Property Dualism, the thesis that although Substance Dualism fails we humans have non-physical properties. PAM may well support Property Dualism, but that is not my present concern. If PAM supports Substance Dualism then, without introducing totally novel kinds of entity, we may posit God as a spirit, with powers similar to that of a human soul, although vastly greater. On the other hand if PAM does not support Substance Dualism then Ockham’s Razor renders the standard conceptions implausible.

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