Category Archives: Infinities

A Humean Escape Route

So here’s a thought. We imagine the Leibnizian saying that if there were an infinitely regressive series of facts, all of which were contingent, one would still require an explanation over and beyond the set of such facts. The Humean, … Continue reading

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A logically possible world without time – and time’s smallest units

Let’s deny Newtonian Absolutism about time. Now let’s say that there are two balls related to each other in some set of ways, and that nothing other than those two balls exists. Let’s also say that these balls are at … Continue reading

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Logically Possible Mind Independent Temporal Relations

In order to have a logically possible world without any subjects who experience anything like time’s flow, and still have B-theoretic temporal relations such as ‘earlier-than’ or ‘later-than’, one simply has to be a realist about B-theoretic properties, and state … Continue reading

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Grim Reapers, Times and Events

The Grim Reaper paradox was, a while back, used by both Alexander R. Pruss and Robert C. Koons to try to run a tenseless kalam cosmological argument for the existence of God. A little later, on Pruss’ blog, there were … Continue reading

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Bijecting Infinite Sets

I just thought of a relatively easy way in which to explain how two seemingly different sizes of infinity can be demonstrated to be of the same size (to the student struggling to get her mind around this part of … Continue reading

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A Defeater for Catholicism? (A-Theory)

I believe that Catholicism is true. However, Catholicism isn’t an analytic truth. One might wonder how I ‘know’ Catholicism to be true. I take it that I am justified in believing in Catholicism because it best explains my experience of … Continue reading

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Simple infinities

A thought came to me yesterday about what kinds of actual (as opposed to potential) infinities could exist, and it struck me that any ‘infinite’ whose members are ‘reduced’ from something ‘simple’ (meaning non-composite, seem-less and whole). For example, there are an … Continue reading

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More on Grim Reaper

Wait a second – if it is plausible to have an actually infinite number of things existing at the same time then why couldn’t an actually infinite number of Grim Reapers exist at the same time t0, and be set … Continue reading

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A thought about the Grim Reaper argument

A thought about the Grim reaper argument occurred to me, and I wanted to quickly jot it down to see where it goes. Consider the proposed Grim Reaper paradox in which: Fred is going to be annihilated by a Grim … Continue reading

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Extreme Modal Realism, the worst of all possible worlds, and theodicy

More thoughts on the concept of God choosing to create the worst of all possible worlds. Let us suppose that my argument here (at the end) is valid, then it seems like David Lewis’ extreme modal realism could act as … Continue reading

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