Monthly Archives: August 2013

Epistemic-Ontological argument

Since God’s necessary existence is on the one hand admitted to be an existentially neutral truth about the idea of God, and moving from this existentially neutral truth about God to an existential claim about God is what is principally … Continue reading

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Is God Concrete?

I got caught a few days ago in a paradox which arose from a combination of philosophical statements I am used to making. I argued that the definition of an abstract object was of a thing which exists or subsists, … Continue reading

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The Difference between Physical and Temporal Antecedence

My purpose in this post is simple; I want to demonstrate that physical antecedence is not coextensive with temporal antecedence and vice versa. You can have one without the other. This reflection leads to a very weak argument against the … Continue reading

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Molinism and the Accidents of Salvation

Even if there is not a best of all logically possible worlds, I think the Molinist will want to insist that there is either a best of all logically feasible worlds (in light of which counterfactuals obtain) or a class … Continue reading

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Vicious circles and self-reference

Most of what I write on this blog consists of rough thoughts, and here again this contribution is ‘rough’. Suppose a sentence reads “this sentence is false” or for that matter reads “this sentence is true” (or “this sentence is … Continue reading

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Sosthenes

Sosthenes is one of the interesting ‘background’ characters who appears in the New Testament. He appears in the book of Acts, where it notes: Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; … Continue reading

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Apostolic Scribes

I can’t deal with every objection to 2 Peter’s authenticity all at once (or at least, I’m too lazy to do so at the moment), however I thought I would raise a point about the very different style of 2 … Continue reading

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