Monthly Archives: November 2012

inerrantia absoluta

Interestingly, I learnt recently that one of the documents which was intended to be approved of by the second Vatican council, Constitutio De fontibius revelationis, was considered too conservative or ‘integralistic’ for the taste of the council fathers. It was … Continue reading

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Do Arguments for Theism establish Mono-Theism?

It is sometimes objected to cosmological arguments for the existence of God that the conclusion drawn from them, even if all the premises are accepted, are too strong insofar as the conclusions involve the use of a definite article before … Continue reading

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Acts of understanding: Elucidating/Negating the previous post

I may have been overambitious in my previous post, and made too much out of too little (this came to me upon critical reflection). My mistake was that I suggested that the difference between certain ‘modes’ of God’s understanding, classically … Continue reading

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Maximally Specific Synthetic Propositions

I have already argued that logically possible worlds ought not to be regarded as maximally consistent sets of propositions because it has been demonstrated that the ‘set of all true propositions‘ does not exist. Instead, therefore, we should speak about … Continue reading

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Matthew and Q

‘Q‘ is the title Biblical scholars have given to an entirely hypothetical document which is sometimes believed to underlie the content which is common to Matthew and Luke and which isn’t found in Mark. The designation of ‘Q‘ is shorthand … Continue reading

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